Moto Saito

Moto Saito

Saito was born on 10 July 1904. She was a cook employed by S. Jikemura Camp, Logging Camp, O’Brien Bay, BC. Her family includes Tane Hori (mother; deceased at time of file), Torakichi [last name unlisted] (father; deceased at time of file), and Mataju Saito (husband). She lived at 556 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC. Her listed seized property includes: sewing machine; household belongings.


Regularized NameMoto Saito
Custodian Identification Number1252
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Bay Farm, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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