Seiichi Omaye

Seiichi Omaye

Omaye was born on 28 November 1904. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Tame Omaye (mother; nee Tame Kitagawa; deceased at time of file), Sentaro Omaye (father; in Japan), Haruye Omaye (wife; nee Haruye Ota), Kiyoshi Omaye (son; born on 02 February 1940), and Tomoko Omaye (daughter; born on 03 August 1941). He lived in Woodfibre, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946. His listed seized property includes: household belongings.


Regularized NameSeiichi Omaye
Custodian Identification Number1286
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Haruye Omaye
Meisuke Omaye
Seiichi Omaye


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