1489: Shizuyo Maikawa

1489: Shizuyo Maikawa

Shizuyo Maikawa

Maikawa was born on 27 July 1923. She was a cannery worker employed by Nootka Bamfield Packing Company, Port Albion, BC. Her family includes Yoshiye Maikawa (mother; nee Yoshiye Yamaguchi; in Japan) and Kanzo Maikawa (father). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 10, Ucluelet, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. Her listed seized property includes a Kodak Box Type camera which was later mailed to her.
Sex F
Date of Birth 27 July 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9320 (828-836)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1489
Name Shizuyo Maikawa
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 24 October 1946



1489: Shizuyo Maikawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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