1004: Hezo Sasaki

1004: Hezo Sasaki

Hezo Sasaki

He was born on 10 November 1885. He was a fisherman employed by Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Ryu Sasaki (wife; nee Ryu Yoshida; in Japan) and Heichi Sasaki (son). His home address is listed as Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan City, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 November 1885
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan City, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9314 (562-592)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1004
Name Hezo Sasaki
Not Before: 28 March 1942
Not After: 21 November 1946



1004: Hezo Sasaki


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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