Sadamu Imaoka

Sadamu Imaoka

He was born on 15 July 1909. His name is also listed as Sam Imaoka. He was a sawmill hand employed by Straits Lumber Company, Red Gap, BC. His family includes Hanye Imaoka (mother; nee Hanye Nishijima), Yasuo Imaoka (father), and Shigemi Imaoka (wife; nee Shigemi Maruya). Red Gap, Nanoose, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameSadamu Imaoka
Custodian Identification Number12332
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Nanoose


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Hideo Imaoka
Sadamu Imaoka
Shigemi Imaoka


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