1439: Hikotaro Sakura

1439: Hikotaro Sakura

Hikotaro Sakura

Sakura was born on 25 May 1892. He is also named in the file as Hikotara Sakura. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shizue Sakura (wife; nee Shizue Awaji), Toshihiko Sakura (son; born on 01 October 1927), Hideo Sakura (son; born on 27 April 1929), Haruko Sakura (daughter), Mitsugo Sakura (daughter; born on 28 January 1931), Iwao Sakura (son; born on 22 September 1933), Kaoru Sakura (daughter; born on 09 July 1936), Masayoshi Sakura [also, Masagoshi Sakura] (son; born on 21 October 1938), and Chiyoko Sakura (daughter; born on 12 October 1940). He lived in Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “H.S.”; household belongings; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 May 1892
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
New Denver, BC
Reel
C-9319 (948-964)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1439
Name Hikotaro Sakura
Dates
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 07 June 1946

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1439: Hikotaro Sakura

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