1384: Sakuji Kanegawa

1384: Sakuji Kanegawa

Sakuji Kanegawa

Kanegawa was born on 29 March 1887. He was a fisher, carpenter, and boat builder. His family includes Tatsuna Kanegawa (mother; nee Tatsuna Yamada; deceased at time of file), Sajuichi Kanegawa (father; deceased at time of file), Sumi Kanegawa [possibly Sakuji Kanegawa] (wife; nee Sumi Takata or Sakuji Takata), Shisuku Kanegawa (child; in Kaslo, BC), Sadako Kanegawa (child; in Alberta), Misako Kanegawa (child; in Alberta), Yashiko Kanegawa (child; in Jasper, BC), Setsuo Kanegawa (child; in Alberta), Yumiko Kanegawa (daughter; born 23 May 1928), and Shigenobu Kanegawa (son; born 18 June 1930). His home address is listed as Dyke Road, East Richmond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Shaughnessy, AB and to Barnwell, AB.He owned buildings on land owned by Taki and Shinosuke Sasaki which was seized and sold to Ernest Fanslau and Mary Fanslau. His other listed seized property includes his boat, the “S.K.,” sold to Canadian Fishing Company Limited.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 March 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Shaughnessy, AB
Barnwell, AB
C-9318 (868-951)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1384
Name Sakuji Kanegawa
Not Before: 18 December 1942
Not After: 18 September 1948



1384: Sakuji Kanegawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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