Kakutaro Takeishi

Kakutaro Takeishi

He was born on 4 February 1872. He was a farmer. His family includes Ei Tateishi (mother; deceased at time of file), Kempi Takeishi (father; deceased at time of file), Tsuge Takeishi (wife), Tohoru Takeishi (son; born 2 January 1928), Willie Takeishi (son; also listed as Willie Suki; born 23 September 1929), Samon Takeishi (son; also listed as James Samon; born 17 September 1932), and Ethel Takeishi (daughter; also listed as Ethel Hirako; possibly born 16 November 1937). His home address is listed as Rural Route #1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and New Denver, BC where he died on 27 February 1948. He lived in his wife’s house, and his listed seized property includes farming equipment and household belongings.


Regularized NameKakutaro Takeishi
Custodian Identification Number6954
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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