1429: Katsuki Seki

1429: Katsuki Seki

Katsuki Seki

Seki was born on 13 December 1883. He was a strawberry grocer. His family includes Miji Seki (mother; nee Miji Kurabaru), Shunpei Seki (father; deceased at time of file), Hazue Seki (wife; nee Hazue Tanaka), Tetsuo Seki (son; born on 07 August 1926), Mikio Seki (son; born on 03 September 1928), Benji Seki (son; born on 08 July 1937), and Yobu Seki (son; born on 20 May 1941). He lived at 3313 Regent Street, North Burnaby, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: farm crops (one-half acre of strawberries, 1 acre of raspberries, 12 fruit trees); furniture.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 December 1883
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9319 (558-567)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1429
Name Katsuki Seki
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 23 October 1946



1429: Katsuki Seki


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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