Soya Takemura

Soya Takemura

He was born on 6 October 1910. He was a mill hand employed by Bloedel Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Ito Takemura (mother; nee Ito Hamanishi), Sojiro Takemura (father), Setsu Takemura (wife; nee Setsu Hamanishi), Keishi Takemura (son), and Jenny Kasumi Takemura (daughter). His home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.

Metadata

ForenameSoya
SurnameTakemura
Regularized NameSoya Takemura
Custodian Identification Number12326
NationalityUnknown
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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