5125: Shoichi Sakurai

5125: Shoichi Sakurai

Shoichi Sakurai

He was born on 17 November 1892. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Neyo Sakurai (mother), Shojiro Sakurai (father), Fudeo Sakurai (wife; nee Fudeo Chiba), Kiyoko Sakurai (daughter), Shizuko Sakurai [possibly Sizuko Sakurai] (daughter), Susumu Sakurai (son), Isao Sakurai [possibly Esao Sakurai] (son), and Junko Sakurai [possibly Guunko Sakurai] (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Vernon, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 November 1892
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Kaslo, BC
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9352 (1172-1216)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5125
Name Shoichi Sakurai



5125: Shoichi Sakurai


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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