Tamaye Maekawa

Tamaye Maekawa

She was born on 9 January 1898. Her maiden name is Tamaye Kariya. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kayo Kariya (mother), Torakichi Kariya (father), Chiyotaro Maekawa (husband), Kiyoko Maekawa (daughter), Tomiharu Maekawa (son), Yoshiko Maekawa (daughter), and Saburo Maekawa (son). Her home address is listed as Nanaimo, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTamaye Maekawa
Custodian Identification Number2550
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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