Tokujiro Takenaka

Tokujiro Takenaka

He was born on 15 January 1897. He was a bookeeper employed by J. Kasho & Company Limited, 219 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC and Canadian Saltery Limited, Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sashichi Takenaka (father), Umeko Takenaka (wife; nee Umeko Sugawara), Phyllis Setsuko Takenaka (daughter), and Gordon Tetsu Takenaka (son). His home address is listed as 2327 Oxford Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farms, Slocan, BC; and Guelph, ON.


Regularized NameTokujiro Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number671
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceGuelph, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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