Genta Minato

Genta Minato

He was born on 1 August 1903. He was a millhand. His family includes Masa Minato (mother), Mokuhe Minato (father), Sakiye Minato (wife; nee Sakiye Hamaguchi; in Japan), Hajime Minato (son; in Japan), Chizuko Minato (daughter; in Japan), and Sumiwo Minato (daughter; in Japan). Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameGenta Minato
Custodian Identification Number14343
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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