1240: Kingo Sakamoto

1240: Kingo Sakamoto

Kingo Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 30 September 1921. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Shizuye Sakamoto (mother; nee Shizuye Tomizawa) and Unokichi Sakamoto (father). He lived at Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. His listed seized property includes: fishing equipment; boat “C.C.43.”
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 September 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Reel
C-9316 (1482-1492)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1240
Name Kingo Sakamoto
Dates
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 06 May 1944

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1240: Kingo Sakamoto

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Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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