Kanjiro Takemura

Kanjiro Takemura

He was born on 5 July 1901. He was a sawmill hand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company. His family includes Koto Takemura (mother; nee Koto Kitamura), Hana Takemura (wife; nee Hana Kitamura)), Atsushi Takemura (son), and Hisataka Takemura (son). His home address is listed as Hillcrest Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. 613 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameKanjiro Takemura
Custodian Identification Number12383
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Duncan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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