Mary Kawakami

Mary Kawakami

She was born on 10 April 1921. Her maiden name is Mary Kaita. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kameyo Kaita (mother; nee Kameyo Sugiyama), Sukeichi Kaita (father). and Kiyomi Kawakami (husband). Her home address is listed as 331 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Morris, MB and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameMary Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number3633
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Morris, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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