1342: Kichie Sakamoto

1342: Kichie Sakamoto

Kichie Sakamoto

Sakamoto was born on 25 February 1898. He was a self-employed tailor. His family includes Fuji Sakamoto (wife), Yoshitaka (son; born 12 January 1926), Yoshiro Sakamoto (son; born 2 August 1927), Aiko Sakamoto (daughter; in Japan; born 28 May 1930) and Sachiko Sakamoto [possibly Tachiko Sakamoto (daughter; in Japan; born 4 December 1933). His home address is listed as 318 West Fifth Street, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and then to Slocan City, BC. His tailor shop and home at 318 West Fifth Street, Prince Rupert, BC and the seven-room house he rented out at 320 West Fifth Street, Prince Rupert, BC were seized and sold to Kenneth Maahs and Jean Loo Maahs of 315 West Sixth Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC. His other listed seized property includes a Kodak Baby Brownie camera, a Hoffman Steam Press and boiler purchased by Ling Bo Shong of Prince Rupert, BC, and household belongings, some of which were purchased by George Quan, a tenant of the property Sakamoto owned.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 February 1898
Nationality Unknown
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9317 (876-947)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1342
Name Kichie Sakamoto
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 28 September 1950



1342: Kichie Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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