3008: Usaburo Sawa

3008: Usaburo Sawa

Usaburo Sawa

He was born on 20 November 1907. He was a sawmill worker employed by Y. Takimoto, Haney, BC. His family includes Sayo Sawa (mother), Jusaburo Sawa (father), Chizuko Sawa [also listed as Edith Sawa] (wife; nee Chizuko Yoshida, or Edith Yoshida), Etsuko Sawa (daughter), June Utako Sawa (daughter), Shigeharu Sawa (son), Diana Reiko Sawa (daughter), and Lois Sachiye Sawa (daughter). His home address is listed as 217 32nd Avenue, Ruskin, BC. Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Iron Springs, AB and Lethbridge, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 November 1907
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Iron Springs, AB
Lethbridge, AB
C-9333 (87-93)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3008
Name Usaburo Sawa



3008: Usaburo Sawa


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