12966: Saijiro Wakita

12966: Saijiro Wakita

Saijiro Wakita

He was born on 7 February 1887. He worked at or owned a general store. His family includes Natsu Wakita (mother), Uno Wakita (wife), Hajime Wakita (son), Yutaka Wakita [also listed as Sukeji Wakita] (son), Yaeko Wakita (daughter), Masayo Wakita (daughter), Nobuko Wakita (daughter), and Jitsue Wakita (daughter). Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Revelstoke, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 February 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Revelstoke, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9419 (1058-1184)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12966
Name Saijiro Wakita



12966: Saijiro Wakita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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