5371: Shunko Saito

5371: Shunko Saito

Shunko Saito

She was born on 15 August 1918. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Kunie Saito (mother; nee Kunie Shirakama), and Yusuke Saito (father). Her home address is listed as 306 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 15 August 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
C-9356 (359-387)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5371
Name Shunko Saito



5371: Shunko Saito


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