1607: Toshiko Sakauye

1607: Toshiko Sakauye

Toshiko Sakauye

Sakauye was born on 20 June 1920. Her maiden name is Toshiko Kariya. She was a cannery worker employed by Nelson Brothers Cannery, New Westminster, BC. Her family includes Yone Kariya (mother; nee Yone Shin), Sadasuke Kariya (father; deceased at time of file), Takeo Sakauye (husband), and Kiyomi Sakauye (daughter). She lived in Tofino, BC and at either 694 3rd Avenue, Steveston, BC or 469 3rd Avenue, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC. Her listed seized property includes: household belongings; radio.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 June 1920
Nationality Unknown
Locations after uprooting
Bridge River, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (68-76)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1607
Name Toshiko Sakauye
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 18 February 1946



1607: Toshiko Sakauye


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