2550: Tamaye Maekawa

2550: Tamaye Maekawa

Tamaye Maekawa

She was born on 9 January 1898. Her maiden name is Tamaye Kariya. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kayo Kariya (mother), Torakichi Kariya (father), Chiyotaro Maekawa (husband), Kiyoko Maekawa (daughter), Tomeharu Maekawa [also listed as Tomiharu Maekawa] (son), Yoshiko Maekawa (daughter), Saburo Maekawa (son), Noboru Maekawa (son). Her home address is listed as Nanaimo, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 09 January 1898
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9330 (264-275)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2550
Name Tamaye Maekawa



2550: Tamaye Maekawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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