Matsutaro Saito

Matsutaro Saito

Saito was born on 12 July 1897. He was a logger employed by Robert McNair, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Shin Saito (wife; nee Shin Saito; in Japan), Suzuko Saito (daughter; in Japan), and Noboru Saito (son; in Japan). He lived at Taira Camp, Stillwater, BC and in Powell River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: tools.


Regularized NameMatsutaro Saito
Custodian Identification Number1250
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Stillwater
Residence (before uprooting)Powell River


Custodian Case Files (1)


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