Shunko Saito

Shunko Saito

Married name: Shunko Higuchi. Bird Commission case file number 1305. Custodian file number 5371. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_66_file_1305.)
She was born on 15 August 1918. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Kunie Saito (mother; nee Kunie Shirakama), and Yusuke Saito (father). Her home address is listed as 306 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameShunko Saito
OccupationCleaning and dressmaking business owner
Custodian Identification Number5371
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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