Kichisaburo Takenaka

Kichisaburo Takenaka

He was born on 6 September 1906. He was a fisherman. His family includes Sute Takenaka (mother), Kichi Takenaka (father), Nami Takenaka (wife; nee Nami Mori), Yoshimi Takenaka (daughter), and Yoshiaki Takenaka (son). Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKichisaburo Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number13729
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


Custodian Case Files (1)


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