Tadao Takeshita

Tadao Takeshita

Takeshita was born on 26 December 1919. He also used the name Tadao John Takeshita. He was a saw mill worker employed by Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes and Toshio Takeshita (brother). His home address is listed as Second Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taber, AB. His listed seized property includes real estate on Second Avenue, Port Alberni, which he owned with his brother and was sold to Kashan Singh [possibly Kishan Singh], and another Port Alberni property he owned with Fumiko Nishi (Mrs. Hidetaro Nishi) which was sold to John Ernest Chalmer.


Regularized NameTadao Takeshita
Custodian Identification Number1492
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


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