Takeyo Towata

Takeyo Towata

She was born on 23 August 1899. She was a dressmaker employed by Iwata Factory. Her family includes Toichiro Towata (husband), Hitoshi Towata (son), and Takashi Towata (son). Her home address is listed as 823 1/2 Prior Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameTakeyo Towata
Custodian Identification Number11162
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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