Chise Saito

Chise Saito

Bird Commission case file number 1116. Custodian file number 5072. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_56_file_1116)
She was born on 31 March 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yoshiko Saito (mother), Taroichi Saito (father), Masakichi Saito (husband; deceased), Victor Saito [also listed as Akira Saito] (son), Fujiye Saito (daughter), Tomeo Saito (son), Matsumi Saito (son), and Masaji Saito (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 536, No. 25 Japanese Town No. 1, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameChise Saito
Custodian Identification Number5072
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)
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