1696: Chiyotaro Maekawa

1696: Chiyotaro Maekawa

Chiyotaro Maekawa

He was born on 11 September 1886. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tamaye Maekawa [also listed as Tamae Maekawa] (wife; nee Tamae Kariya or Tamaye Kariya), Noboru Maekawa (son), Kiyoko Maekawa (daughter), Tomeharu Maekawa (son), Yoshiko Maekawa (daughter), and Saburo Maekawa (son). His home address is listed as 980 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 September 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9323 (895-964)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1696
Name Chiyotaro Maekawa



1696: Chiyotaro Maekawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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