Orito Tamaru

Orito Tamaru

He was born on 20 August 1912. He was a mill worker. His family includes Matsuo Tamaru (mother; nee Matsuo Kawamoto), Shinichi Tamaru (father; in Japan), and Chieko Tamaru (wife; nee Chieko Yoshiyama; in Japan). He lived in Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp 2, Hope-Princeton Road, Princeton, BC; Thunder River Camp, Blue River, BC; and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. His listed seized property includes two “kori” wicker trunks and their contents [household belongings]; a wooden box filled with chinaware; and books.


Regularized NameOrito Tamaru
Custodian Identification Number12846
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River Camp, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Blue River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Chieko Tamaru
Orito Tamaru
Orito Tamaru


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