Unokichi Takenaka

Unokichi Takenaka

He was born on 25 October 1888. He was a sawmill hand employed by B.C. Fir and Cedar Company. His family includes Haru Takenaka (wife), Isamu Takenaka (son), and Niichi Takenaka (son). His home address is listed as 623 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC, Sandon, BC, and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameUnokichi Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number14695
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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