Umekichi Katayama

Umekichi Katayama

He was born on 11 September 1898. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Company Limited, Nass River, BC. His family includes Chiyo Katayama (mother), Mankichi Katayama (father), Matsuno Katayama (wife; deceased), Miyuki Katayama (daughter), Isao Katayama (son), Fukue Katayama (daughter), and Keiko Katayama (daughter). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taft, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameUmekichi Katayama
Custodian Identification Number2391
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Taft, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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