Tsurunosuke Sakai

Tsurunosuke Sakai

He was born on 6 June 1872. He was a farmer. His family includes Shime Sakai (mother; nee Shime Terashita), Yasugoru Sakai (father), and Chiyo Sakai (wife; nee Chiyo Shinbe). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. Strawberry Hill, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTsurunosuke Sakai
Custodian Identification Number13943
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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