Genjiro Mayeda

Genjiro Mayeda

He was born on 5 October 1889. He was a cannery hand employed by Pacific Shingle Company, Indian River, BC. His family includes Maya Mayeda [also listed as Kaya Mayeda] (wife; in Japan), Atsuko Mayeda (daughter; in Japan), and Genji Mayeda (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was interned at Internment Camp 101, Angler, ON before being exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGenjiro Mayeda
Custodian Identification Number339_xi
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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