Ume Takenaka

Ume Takenaka

She was born on 27 March 1905. Her maiden name is Ume Sugawara. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiku Sugawara (mother; nee Kiku Yanomi), Yoneji Sugawara (father), Tokujiro Takenaka (husband), Phyllis Setsuko Takenaka (daughter), and Gordon Tetsuo Takenaka (son). Her home address is listed as 2327 Oxford Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameUme Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number8959
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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