Tokumatsu Tamai

Tokumatsu Tamai

He was born on 01 September 1889. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Tsune Tamai (mother; nee Tsune Shirai), Risuke Tamai (father), Hisaye Tamai (wife; nee Hisaye Hamada), Akiko Tamai (daughter), Kiyomi Tamai (son), Kazuyo Tamai (daughter), Hideo Tamai (son), and Toshiyo Tamai (daughter). His home address is listed as PO Box 18, Ucluelet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameTokumatsu Tamai
Custodian Identification Number669
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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