Tetsuhei Saiki

Tetsuhei Saiki

He was born on 27 July 1881. He was a labourer employed by Port Alice Paper Mill, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Eii Saiki (mother), Jingaro Saiki (father), Tami Saiki (wife; nee Tami Tanaka), Yukie Nishimura (daughter; nee Yukie Saiki), and Masako Saiki (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 437 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 14 Mile Ranch, Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTetsuhei Saiki
Custodian Identification Number496
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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