Marriage License for

Donald Shigeso Ishii and Yuriko Lillian Takagaki

In searching for other records for Lamar County, this marriage license was found that brought out some intriguing questions because of his ties to Camp Maxey, so I decided to do a little research into the couple. - Betsy

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Extracted details from the marriage license:

Groom's name: Shigeso Donald Ishii
Groom's age: 28
Groom' estimated birth year: 1916
Groom's residence: Camp Maxey, Texas
Bride's name: Lillian Yuriko Takagaki
Bride's age: 23
Bride's estimated birth year: 1921
Bride's residence: Denson, Chicot County, Arkansas
Marriage date: 27 Feb 1944
Marriage license date: 22 Jan 1944
Marriage place: Chicot County, Arkansas
Unknown book number, p. 334

Information discovered about the couple:

Donald Shigeso Ishii was born 2 Sep 1915 in Florin, Sacramento County, California. He was the son of Fukuji Ishii and Tane Tahara, both born in Japan.

Yuriko Lillian Takagaki was born 19 Dec 1920 in Newcastle, Placer County, California. She was the daughter of Mantaro Takagaki and Sao Ryujin, both born in Japan. (Newcastle is about 30 miles from Sacramento.)

Both families are on the 1930 US Federal Census of Sacramento County, California:

San Joaquin Twp., Sacramento County, California, Sheet No. 17B:
Dwelling Number 357, Family Number 361:
Ishii, Fukiji, Head, Male, Jap., Age 56, Married at age 21, born Japan, father - Japan, mother - Japan,
          language - Japanese, year immigrated - 1899, naturalization - AL, speak English - yes, Laborer, on farm
     Tane, Wife, Female, Jap., Age 52, Married at age 18, born Japan, father - Japan, mother - Japan,
          language - Japanese, year immigrated - 1912, naturalization - AL, speak English - no
     Asaji, Son, Male, Jap., Age 16, born California
     Shigeso, Son, Male, Jap., Age 14, born California
     Kentaro, Son, Male, Jap., Age 12, born California
     Aiko, Daughter, Female, Jap., Age 9, born California
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Sacramento city, Sacramento County, California, Sheet No. 14B:
Street - Third Street, House Number - 1304, Dwelling Number 188, Family Number 222:
Takagaki, Mantaro, Head, Male, Jap., Age 35, Married at age 25, born Japan, father - Japan, mother - Japan,
          language - Japanese, year immigrated - 1909, naturalization - AL, speak English - yes, Operator - Moving pictures
     Sao, Wife, Female, Jap., Age 30, Married at age 20, born Japan, father - Japan, mother - Japan,
          language - Japanese, year immigrated - 1918, naturalization - AL, speak English - no, Manager - Restaurant
     Lillian, Daughter, Female, Jap., Age 9, born California
     Louise, Daughter, Female, Jap., Age 7, born California
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From the California Death Index:
Name: Sao Takagaki
Birth: 5 Sep 1899
Death: Dec 1985 - Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States of America


Donald S. Ishii enlisted in the US Army 26 Mar 1941 in Sacramento, California.

Information from the NARA - U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER         39078628
NAME          ISHII#DONALD#S##########
RESIDENCE: STATE          CALIFORNIA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY          SACRAMENTO
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT          SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY          26
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH          03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR          41
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION          Private
GRADE: CODE 8          Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION          Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00          Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED          #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT          Undefined Code
LONGEVITY           ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL          Civil Life
NATIVITY          CALIFORNIA
YEAR OF BIRTH          15
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP          Japanese, US citizen
EDUCATION          2 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION          Farm hands, general farms
MARITAL STATUS          Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY          Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER          #
BOX NUMBER          1388
FILM REEL NUMBER           6.154

He was apparently stationed at Camp Maxey, here in Lamar County, Texas, during at least part of his service.

Yuriko Lillian Takagaki was apparently incarcerated at Jerome Relocation Center which was partly in Chicot County. An email from the daughter of the couple stated that Even though they were married and he was serving in the army, he could not get his new wife out of the camp. For more information:

Tule Lake Scrapbook

Life Interrupted

Jerome Relocation Center

 


Created on ... September 07, 2009