2626: Yemi Sakauye

2626: Yemi Sakauye

Yemi Sakauye

She was born on 21 May 1917. Her maiden name is Yemi Izumi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Chitaro Izumi (mother; nee Chitaro Ito), Masajiro Izumi (father), Kazuo Sakauye (husband), Larry Sakauye [also listed as Keiji Sakauye] (son), and Richard Sakauye [also listed as Kazuma Sakauye] (son). Her home address is listed as Tofino, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 21 May 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9330 (654-657)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2626
Name Yemi Sakauye



2626: Yemi Sakauye


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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