Sayoko Kaneko

Sayoko Kaneko

She was born on 7 July 1923. She was a waitress at Ernie’s Ice Cream Store, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Samo Kaneko (mother; nee Samo Tsutsumida) and Yoshiro Kaneko (father). Her home address is listed as 2028 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameSayoko Kaneko
Custodian Identification Number12913
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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