Sute Kitade

Sute Kitade

Kitade was born on 8 August 1898. She was a farmer employed by Mr. Kawase. Her family includes Yasakichi Kitade (husband; deceased at time of file), Yasuo Kitade (son), Tomiye Kitade (daughter; in Japan), and Kiyoshi Kitade (son; in Japan). Her home address is listed as Dyke Road, Steveston, BC at House 21, Pacific Cannery. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and to Alberta. Her listed seized property includes her boat, the “Y.K.” or “S.K.,” sold to British Columbia Packers Limited, and household belongings.


Regularized NameSute Kitade
Custodian Identification Number1385
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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