Hanako Saiki

Hanako Saiki

Saiki was born on 27 February 1905. She was a housewife. Her family includes Masuichi Saiki (husband), Sachiko Saiki (daughter; in Japan), and Fumiko Saichi (sister). She lived at 733 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, formerly Claxton Cannery, Skeena, BC, was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. Her listed seized property includes: sewing machine.


Regularized NameHanako Saiki
Custodian Identification Number1258
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena


Custodian Case Files (1)


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