6441: Sanji Mayegawa

6441: Sanji Mayegawa

Sanji Mayegawa

He was born on 4 July 1901. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Koto Mayegawa (mother), Kamekichi Mayegawa (father), Masae Mayegawa (wife), Kinuko Mayegawa (daughter), Shizuka Mayegawa (daughter), Masako Mayegawa (daughter; in Japan), Hiromi Mayegawa (son), and Shinji Mayegawa (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 92, No. 3 Richmond Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 July 1901
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Grand Forks, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9365 (445-476)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6441
Name Sanji Mayegawa



6441: Sanji Mayegawa


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