8750: Shoichi Kamai

8750: Shoichi Kamai

Shoichi Kamai

He was born on 26 June 1871. He was a self-employed boat puller. His family includes Aki Kamai (mother), Shojiro Kamai (father), Shiya Kamai (wife; nee Shiya Nakamura), Maynie Kuyako Kamai (daughter), Lizzie Fuyeko Kamai (daughter), George Seigi Kamai (son), and Daizi Kamai (daughter). His home address is listed as Vancouver Cannery, Eburne, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 June 1871
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9385 (2209-2247)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8750
Name Shoichi Kamai



8750: Shoichi Kamai


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