Takeji Wakisaka

Takeji Wakisaka

He was born on 05 May 1890. He was a sawmill worker employed by Alberta Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Soto Wakisaka (mother; nee Soto Kawase), Kaheiji Wakisaka (father), Yoshi Wakisaka (wife; nee Yoshi Takagi; in Japan), and Yoshiharu (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1618 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He died at Revelstoke Hospital on 12 October 1946.


Regularized NameTakeji Wakisaka
Custodian Identification Number3201
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Minoru Wakisaka
Takeji Wakisaka
Yasuo Wakisaka


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