Margaret Uwate

Margaret Uwate

She was born on 27 April 1915. The file states her full name as Margaret Chiyoko Uwate and notes that she also went by Margaret Chiyoko Watte. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tama Tonokai [possibly Tama Yada] (mother; deceased at time of file), Sutejiro Yada (father), Tadaharu Uwate (husband), and Garry Uwate [also listed as Isamu Uwate] (son). Her home addresses are listed as 7506 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC and 2751 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Raymond, AB. Her listed seized property includes household belongings and appliances; cultural items, including a Japanese tea set.


Regularized NameMargaret Uwate
Custodian Identification Number12859
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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