1139: Masae Mayegawa

1139: Masae Mayegawa

Masae Mayegawa

She was born on 23 January 1905. Her maiden name is Masae Yamasaki. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Satsu Yamasaki (mother), Tamekichi Yamasaki (father), Sanji Mayegawa (husband), Hiromi Mayegawa (son), Masako Mayegawa (daughter; in Japan), Kinuko Mayegawa (daughter), Shinji Mayegawa (son; in Japan), and Shizuka Mayegawa (daughter). Her home address is listed as Richmond Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 23 January 1905
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Grand Forks, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9315 (1945-1953)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1139
Name Masae Mayegawa



1139: Masae Mayegawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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