12685: Buta Sakata

12685: Buta Sakata

Buta Sakata

He was born on 19 October 1882. His family includes Motoichi Sakata (father). Nanaimo, BC and 1701 Cedar Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was committed to Essondale on 15 December 1919 and was still there as of 24 September 1942.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 October 1882
Nationality Japanese national
C-9416 (1544-1547)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12685
Name Buta Sakata



12685: Buta Sakata


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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