12227: Bunjiro Sakon

12227: Bunjiro Sakon

Bunjiro Sakon

He was born on 31 May 1883. He was a small fruit farmer. His family includes Ise Sakon (mother; nee Ise Kawata), Matsushiro Sakon (father), Tsuka Sakon (wife; nee Tsuka Okazaki), Roy Sakon (son), Len Sakon [also listed as Ren Sakon] (son), Meriko Sakon (daughter), Hanako Sakon (daughter). 114 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Calgary, AB and Picture Butte, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 31 May 1883
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Calgary, AB
Picture Butte, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9414 (562-581)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12227
Name Bunjiro Sakon



12227: Bunjiro Sakon


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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