Sakaru Saiga

Sakaru Saiga

He was born on 8 June 1908. He was a labourer employed by Great Northern Cannery, West Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shin Saiga (mother; nee Shin Shirakawa), Umanosuke Saiga (father), May Eiko Saiga (wife; nee May Eiko Kosuni), Irene Saiga [also listed as Irene Teruko Saiga] (daughter), and Edith Saiga [also listed as Edith Akiko Saiga] (daughter). His home address is listed as 56 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameSakaru Saiga
Custodian Identification Number2207
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
K Saiga
Sakaru Saiga
Shin Saiga
Umanosuke Saiga


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