Hisaye Tamai

Hisaye Tamai

She was born on 28 August 1894. She was a housewife. Her maiden name was Hisaye Hamada. Her family includes Tokumatsu Tamai (husband), Akiko Tamai (daughter), Kiyomi Tamai (son), Kazuyo Tamai (daughter), Hideo Tamai (son), Toshiyo Tamai (daughter), Teyne Hamada (mother; nee Teyne Inaba), and Tsumehichi Hamada (father). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 18, Ucluelet, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan Extension, BC and she was exiled to Japan 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameHisaye Tamai
Custodian Identification Number8421
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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