3939: Motoko Sakamoto

3939: Motoko Sakamoto

Motoko Sakamoto

She was born on 1 March 1906. She was a self-employed farmer’s helper. Her family includes Yukino Watanabe [possibly Yukina Watanabe] (mother; nee Yukino Hasumoto or Yukina Hasumoto), Yoshimaru Watanabe [possibly Yashimaru Watanabe] (father), Yasutaro Sakamoto (husband), Kinichi Sakamoto (son), Tomiko Sakamoto (daughter), Seigo Sakamoto (son), Naome Sakamoto (daughter), Kaoru Sakamoto (daughter), and Tatsuo Sakamoto (son). Her home address is listed as Brown Road, Langley Prairie, BC. Brown Road, Rural Route, No. 1, Langley Prairie, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 01 March 1906
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Slocan, BC
Reel
C-9340 (1567-1605)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3939
Name Motoko Sakamoto

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3939: Motoko Sakamoto

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Metadata Author: Zoe Hong
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