Sunao Eto

Sunao Eto

He was born on 15 March 1886. He was a paper maker employed by B.C. Paper company, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Michi Eto (mother), Katsuhei Eto (father), Yasue Eto [also listed as Yasuye Mitsunaga] (wife; nee Yasue Mitsunaga [or Yasuye Mitsunaga]), Tadashi Eto (son), Ayako Eto (daughter), Kinuko Eto (daughter), Miyako Eto (daughter), Sadao Eto (son), Naosuke Eto (son), Tadasu Eto [also listed as Naosuke Eto] (son), and Akemi Eto (daughter). His home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. His wife and children lived at 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSunao Eto
Custodian Identification Number400
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice


Custodian Case Files (1)


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