Tetsuma Maehara

Tetsuma Maehara

He was born on 7 October 1896. He was a logger. His family includes Hiruyo Maehara (mother; nee Hiruyo Fuji), Tokutaro Maehara (father), Tatsuyo Maehara (wife; nee Tatsuyo Watanabe; in Japan). Whonnock, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTetsuma Maehara
Custodian Identification Number15052
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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