Wada, Fred Isamu, 1907-2001
- Existence: 1907 - 2001
Fred Isamu Wada was born in Bellingham, Washington on September 18, 1907 to Zenbei (John) Wada and Tamae Kawabata. He married Masako Tabata on November 19, 1933 and had four children. Wada was active in promoting friendship between Japanese Americans and other Americans in the Oakland, California area. When a federal order forced all Japanese from California in 1942, Wada organized a group of about 130 Japanese-Americans and relocated them to a farm in Keetley, Utah, where he served as the leader of the refugees. He passed away on February 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.
Citation:Ancestry, via WWW, October 19, 2020 (Fred Isamu Wada; d. February 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, California)
Marilyn Curtis White Papers, 1890-1990 (Fred Isamu Wada; b. Bellingham, Washington, September 18, 1907; parents Zenbei (John) Wada and Tamae Kawabata; m. Masako Tabata, November 19, 1933; four children; active in promoting friendship between Japanese Americans and other Americans in the Oakland, California area; organized a group of about 130 people and relocated them to a farm in Keetley, Utah; served as the leader of the refugees)
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Includes research materials on Keetley, Utah, collected by Marilyn Curtis White. Contains academic theses, letters, clippings, maps, and articles, many of which are photocopies. Includes research materials on Fred Wada, the leader of the Keetley camp, and Keetley pioneer George A. Fisher. Materials are dated 1890 to 1990.