1332: Mitsuo Sakauye

1332: Mitsuo Sakauye

Mitsuo Sakauye

Sakauye was born on 28 August 1920. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Matsuno Sakauye (mother; nee Matsuno Chihara), Jinmatsu Sakauye (father; deceased), and Kazuo Sakauye (brother). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 9, Tofino, BC. He built the house he lived in himself. He was forcibly uprooted to Spruce Falls Power + Paper Company, Kapuskasing, ON on 26 March 1942 and then to Schreiber, ON on 2 January 1945 His listed seized property includes his boat, the “Taka” or the “M.S.,” purchased by Douglas A. MacKenzie. Two of his fishing gurdies were stolen.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 August 1920
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Kapuskasing, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9317 (574-588)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1332
Name Mitsuo Sakauye
Not Before: 04 April 1943
Not After: 16 May 1946



1332: Mitsuo Sakauye


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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