Chiyotaro Maekawa

Chiyotaro Maekawa

He was born on 11 September 1886. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tamae Maekawa [also listed as Tamaye Maekawa] (wife; nee Tamae Kariya or Tamaye Kariya), Noboru Maekawa (son), Kiyoko Maekawa (daughter), Tomeharu Maekawa (son), Yoshiko Maekawa (daughter), and Saburo Maekawa (son). His home address is listed as 980 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameChiyotaro Maekawa
Custodian Identification Number1696
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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