1230: Unokichi Sakamoto

1230: Unokichi Sakamoto

Unokichi Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 24 May 1884. He was a fisherman. His family includes Shizue Sakamoto (wife), Nobu Sakamoto (daughter; born on 01 November 1926), Fukami Sakamoto (daughter), Jurai Sakamoto (son; born on 21 July 1930), Naoto Sakamoto (son; born on 20 May 1932), Clara Sakamoto (daughter; born on 01 June 1936), Sueguma Sakamoto (son; born in December 1937), Kingo Sakamoto (son), Hazue Sakamoto (daughter), Naohiko Sakamoto (son), and Shigeko Sakamoto (daughter; born on 15 March 1939). He lived at Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, Athabasca Lake, AB [also Lake Athabasca, AB], and Iron Springs, AB. His listed seized property includes: boat “N.S.”; fishing equipment; household belongings; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 May 1884
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Athabasca Lake, AB
Lake Athabasca, AB
Iron Springs, AB
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9316 (1342-1358)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1230
Name Unokichi Sakamoto
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 06 April 1946



1230: Unokichi Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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