Sahei Kato

Sahei Kato

He was born on 17 January 1889. He was a self-employed merchant running S. Kato Shoe Store. His family includes Tatsugoro Kato (father), Fusa Kato (mother), Koto Kato (wife; nee Koto Inouye) and Tetsu Kato (daughter). His home address is listed as 791 East Cordova, Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSahei Kato
Custodian Identification Number11960
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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