4558: Torakichi Sawa

4558: Torakichi Sawa

Torakichi Sawa

He was born on 28 October 1877. He was a bowling alley worker employed by Chapman Bowling Alley, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sute Sawa (wife; nee Sute Kumita) and Teruo Sawa (son). His home address is listed as 2004 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC. 148 First Avenue West, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Winnipeg, MB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 October 1877
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
Winnipeg, MB
C-9345 (881-891)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4558
Name Torakichi Sawa



4558: Torakichi Sawa


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