13943: Tsurunosuke Sakai

13943: Tsurunosuke Sakai

Tsurunosuke Sakai

He was born on 6 June 1872. He was a farmer. His family includes Shime Sakai (mother; nee Shime Terashita), Yasugoru Sakai (father), and Chiyo Sakai (wife; nee Chiyo Shinbe). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. Strawberry Hill, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 June 1872
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9426 (226-237)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13943
Name Tsurunosuke Sakai



13943: Tsurunosuke Sakai


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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