Umeko Takenaka

Umeko Takenaka

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


Regularized NameUmeko Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number8959
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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