Shin Saiga

Shin Saiga

She was born on 18 January 1885. She was a housewife. Her family includes Umanosuke Saiga (husband), and Fred Saiga [also listed as Sakaru Saiga] (son). Her home address is listed as 56 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 134 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameShin Saiga
Custodian Identification Number8078
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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