4933: Unosuke Sakamoto

4933: Unosuke Sakamoto

Unosuke Sakamoto

He was born on 4 July 1903. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ichi Sakamoto (mother; nee Ichi Yamamoto), Kusutau Sakamoto (father), Sugae Sakamoto [also listed as Sugaya Sakamoto] (wife; nee Sugae Kariya or Sugaya Kariya), Manabu Sakamoto (son), Midori Sakamoto (daughter), Tadashi Sakamoto (son), and Sumire Sakamoto (daughter). His home address is listed as Box 116, Canadian Scottish Cannery, Steveston, BC. P.O. Box 316, Steveston, BC and 403 South Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto Mine, BC and Minto, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 July 1903
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Minto Mine, BC
Minto, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9349 (958-1029)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4933
Name Unosuke Sakamoto



4933: Unosuke Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Zoe Hong
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