6896: Hikobee Saruwatari

6896: Hikobee Saruwatari

Hikobee Saruwatari

He was born on 9 February 1879. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Sumi Saruwatari (mother; nee Sumi Terashita), Sasuke Saruwatari (father), Michino Saruwatari (wife; nee Michino Kinoshita), and Reiko Saruwatari [possibly Reiko Yamamoto] (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 February 1879
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Kaslo, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9369 (1659-1715)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6896
Name Hikobee Saruwatari



6896: Hikobee Saruwatari


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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