8347: Mataju Saito

8347: Mataju Saito

Mataju Saito

He was born on 17 May 1897. He was a logger employed by Jikemura Logging Contractor, O’Brien Bay, BC. His family includes Moto Saito (wife), and Tsunesaku Saito (father). His home address is listed as 556 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 May 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Bay Farm, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9381 (2372-2377)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8347
Name Mataju Saito



8347: Mataju Saito


Metadata Author: Aiying Yuan
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