Shinkichi Sakai

Shinkichi Sakai

Bird Commission case file number 868. Custodian file number 1666. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_44_file_0868)
He is also named in the file as George Sakai. He was born on 05 January 1904. He was a fisherman. His family includes Iwa Sakai (mother; nee Iwa Yamamoto), Kakei Sakai (father), Ikiko Sakai (wife; nee Ikiko Baba), and Yoshiaki Sakai (son; born on 17 September 1936). He lived in Ucluelet, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Slocan, BC. His listed seized property includes a lot with a house, a wood house, and a storehouse [also listed as a “Japanese bath-house” later in the file] at House No. 3, Fraser’s Bay, Ucluelet, BC; a rowboat; a fishing boat, the “Mylrea”; and household belongings.


Regularized NameShinkichi Sakai
Custodian Identification Number1666
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)
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