Ai Saito

Ai Saito

She was born on 8 August 1909. Her maiden name is Ai Chiba. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsue Chiba (mother; nee Mitsue Sato), Tomejiro Chiba (father), Shichiro Saito (husband), Akira Saito (son), Yeiko Saito (daughter), Isami Saito (son), Toshimi Saito (son), and Hayao Saito (son). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameAi Saito
Custodian Identification Number6283
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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