Kameno Katai

Kameno Katai

She was born on 4 April 1892. She was a cannery worker employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. Her family includes Torimatsu Katai [also listed as Tori Katai] (husband; deceased) and Yeiichi Katai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 514, House No. 46, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Welling, AB. She was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameKameno Katai
Custodian Identification Number4468
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Welling, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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