1402: Shigeru Sasaki

1402: Shigeru Sasaki

Shigeru Sasaki

Sasaki was born on 24 October 1892. He was a gardener. His family includes Naka Sasaki (wife; nee Naka Sumi), Koko Sasaki [also listed as May Sasaki] (daughter), Fumi Sasaki [also listed as Judith Sasaki] (daughter; born 28 January 1928), George Sasaki [also listed as Robert Sasaki] (son; born 21 September 1930), Mary Sasaki (daughter; born 7 February 1934), Jimmy Sasaki (son; born 3 December 1935), and Iwatchi Kewashiri (brother). His home address is listed as 1758 West Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and to Vernon, BC, care of A.T. Howe. His listed seized property includes his real estate, sold to George Markotich, tools, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 October 1892
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9318 (1814-1925)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1402
Name Shigeru Sasaki
Not Before: 24 September 1942
Not After: 06 October 1950



1402: Shigeru Sasaki


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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