1259: Sanosuke Ito

1259: Sanosuke Ito

Sanosuke Ito

Ito was born on 14 September 1881. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Terra Nova, Eburne, BC. His family includes Chiyo Ito (mother; nee Chiyo Kitamura; deceased at time of file) and Sataro Ito (father; deceased at time of file). He lived in Terra Nova, Eburne, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “S.I.”; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 September 1881
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Lillooet, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9316 (1701-1724)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1259
Name Sanosuke Ito
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 12 January 1947



1259: Sanosuke Ito


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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