Yoshigoro Sakata

Yoshigoro Sakata

Sakata was born on 30 May 1894. He was a fisherman employed by Wales Is., Cannery, Naas River, BC. His family includes Konoye Sakata (nee Konoye Nishimura), Shirokichi Sakata (father), Shizue Sakata (wife; nee Shizue Sakata), and Morihiro Sakata (son; in Japan). He lived at 341 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC and Pritchard, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Kintoki S”; fishing equipment.

Metadata

ForenameYoshigoro
SurnameSakata
Regularized NameYoshigoro Sakata
Custodian Identification Number1207
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceWestwold, BC
ResidencePritchard, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

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