Yasuichi Sakai

Yasuichi Sakai

Sakai was born on 26 February 1892. He was fisherman and fish buyer employed by B.C. Packer Company Limited, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Yei Sakai (mother; nee Sakai), Oko Sakai [also known as Yoshiko Okou Sakai] (wife; nee Oko Imoto), Teruo Sakai (son; born on 30 June 1928), Setsuko Sakai (daughter; born on 21 January 1930), Miyoko Sakai (daughter; born on 11 December 1931), Mitsuru Sakai (son; born on 23 November 1933), Yoshimi Sakai (daughter; born on 24 July 1936), Fujiko Sakai (daughter; born on 11 February 1938), Yonezo Sakai (son; born on 15 January 1941), and Ichiye Sakai (daughter; born on 17 January 1943). He lived in Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC and Half Way Ranch, Lytton Road, Lytton, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “Elva M” [also, boat “Kiva M.”]; household belongings; three stoves; sewing machine; Japanese dolls; radio.


Regularized NameYasuichi Sakai
Custodian Identification Number1435
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lytton, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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