Kichitaro Maki

Kichitaro Maki

He was born on 1 January 1899. He was born Kichitaro Umamyo, but took his wife’s surname when he married. He was employed by Hatzic Shake Shingle Company, Hatzic, BC. His family includes Oriye Umamyo (mother; nee Oriye Kawada) and Hisakichi Umamyo (father). His home address is listed as Glacier, BC. Box 4, Uchida Camp, Hatzic, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Rocky Mountain House, AB. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKichitaro Maki
Custodian Identification Number222
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rocky Mountain House, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Hatzic
Residence (before uprooting)Glacier


Custodian Case Files (1)


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