Masuichi Saiki

Masuichi Saiki

Saiki was born on 02 January 1895. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena, BC. His family includes Yaju Saiki (father; in Japan), Hanako Saiki (wife; nee Hanako Okada), and Sachiko Saiki (daughter; in Japan). He lived at Claxton Cannery, Skeena, BC, was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; tools.


Regularized NameMasuichi Saiki
Custodian Identification Number1256
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena


Custodian Case Files (1)


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