12545: Saizo Yokota

12545: Saizo Yokota

Saizo Yokota

He was born on 4 April 1884. He was a labourer. His family includes Oma Yokota (mother), Shinzaemon Yokota (father), Kumi Yokota (wife; nee Kumi Miyake; deceased), Rikyo Yokota (son), Yasuo Yokota (son), and Haruko Yokota (daughter). 303 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC; Picture Butte, AB; Ridgetown, ON; and Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 April 1884
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Princeton, BC
Picture Butte, AB
Ridgetown, ON
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9416 (212-235)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12545
Name Saizo Yokota



12545: Saizo Yokota


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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