2170: Sadame Watanabe

2170: Sadame Watanabe

Sadame Watanabe

He was born on 1 January 1884. He was a logger employed by Hiland Logging Company, O’Brien Bay, BC. His family includes Kanhichi Watanabe (father). His home address is listed as both 247 Main Street, Vancouver, BC and O’Brien Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 January 1884
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lempriere, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
O’Brien Bay
C-9327 (1527-1536)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2170
Name Sadame Watanabe



2170: Sadame Watanabe


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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