Tami Kai

Tami Kai

She was born on 22 November 1899. Her maiden name is Tami Unoki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Take Unoki (mother; nee Take Nakamura), Morisuke Unoki (father), Yusuke Kai (husband), Megumi Kai (son), Gordon Kai [also listed as Susumu Kai] (son), Betty Kai [also listed as Mayko Kai] (daughter), Irene Kai [also listed as Ritsuko Kai] (daughter), Viola Kai [also listed as Akemi Kai] (daughter), Sam Kai [also listed as Isamu Kai] (son), Grace Kai [also listed Shizuko Kai] (daughter), William Kai [also listed as Tsutomu Kai] (son), Jimmy Kai [also listed as Mitsugi Kai] (son), Michiye Kai (daughter). Her home address is listed as 328 11th Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameTami Kai
Custodian Identification Number7884
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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