Torao Takeda

Torao Takeda

He was born on 12 February 1902. He was a sawmill hand employed by Alberni Pacific Lumber Company. His family includes Dai Takeda (wife; nee Dai Yamada), Kunio Takeda (son), Midori Takeda (daughter), Sumire Takeda (daughter), Ruriko Takeda (daughter), Hiroshi Takeda (son), and Kenji Takeda (son). He lived in Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTorao Takeda
Custodian Identification Number12078
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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