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 Takenaka [also listed as Setsuko Takenaka] (daughter), and Gordon Takenaka [also listed as Tetsu] (son). His home address is listed as 2327 Oxford Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC; and Guelph, ON.


Regularized NameTokujiro Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number671
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Guelph, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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