Waka Takenaka

Waka Takenaka

She was born on 26 July 1879. Her married name is Waka Ito. She was a Boarding House Manageress. Her family includes Masahe Takenaka (former husband), Hidekichi Ito (former husband; deceased), Jessie Takenaka (daughter) and Rosie Takenaka (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1060 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Opal, AB.


Regularized NameWaka Takenaka
Custodian Identification Number9726
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Opal, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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