Kichiyo Takemura

Kichiyo Takemura

He was born on 12 August 1898. His name is also listed as Kichiya Takemura. He was a millhand employed by Mohawk Lumber Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Yae Takemura [also listed as Yaye Takemura] (wife; in Japan), Suyehichi Takemura [possibly Suyekichi Takemura] (son; in Japan), Teruko Takemura (daughter; in Japan), and unnamed child in Japan. His home address is listed as 543 Front Street, New Westminster, BC. 1467 West Broadway Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKichiyo Takemura
Custodian Identification Number14855
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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