2207: Sakaru Saiga

2207: Sakaru Saiga

Sakaru Saiga

He was born on 8 June 1908. He was a labourer employed by Great Northern Cannery, West Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shin Saiga (mother; nee Shin Shirakawa), Umanosuke Saiga (father), May Saiga [also listed as Eiko Saiga] (wife; nee May Eiko Kosuni; deceased), Irene Saiga [also listed as Teruko Saiga] (daughter), and Edith Saiga [also listed as Akiko Saiga] (daughter). His home address is listed as 56 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 08 June 1908
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9327 (2318-2327)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2207
Name Sakaru Saiga



2207: Sakaru Saiga


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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