9788: Chiyoko Sakamoto

9788: Chiyoko Sakamoto

Chiyoko Sakamoto

Also listed as Bessie Sakamoto. She was born on 30 July 1918. She was a housewife. Her maiden name was Chiyoko Hakkaku. Her family includes Toshio Sakamoto (husband), Robert Sakamoto [also listed as Tei Sakamoto] (son), Dennis Sakamoto [also listed as Jun Sakamoto] (son), Tsuru Hakkaku (mother; nee Tsuru Otto), and Yasuhei Hakkaku (father). Her home address is listed as Osland, Smith Island, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 30 July 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
Smith Island
C-9394 (1067-1072)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9788
Name Chiyoko Sakamoto



9788: Chiyoko Sakamoto


Metadata Author: Aiying Yuan
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