1238: Naohiko Sakamoto

1238: Naohiko Sakamoto

Naohiko Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 24 May 1924. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Shizue Sakamoto (mother; nee Shizue Tomizawa) and Unokichi Sakamoto (father). He lived at Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 May 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9316 (1461-1469)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1238
Name Naohiko Sakamoto
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 15 April 1946



1238: Naohiko Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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