Gentaro Tamaki

Gentaro Tamaki

He was born on 23 October 1906. His birth name is Gentaro Kadoya. He was a sawmill worker. His family includes Haru Kadoya (mother; nee Haru Mori), Tokuzo Kadoya (father), and Fusae Tamaki (wife; in Japan). Port Hammond, BC and Jasper, AB are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Blue River, BC and Lumby, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameGentaro Tamaki
Custodian Identification Number13934
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Blue River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lumby, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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