Eiichi Sakata

Eiichi Sakata

Sakata was born on 15 October 1910. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC, His family includes Yone Sakata (mother; nee Yone Shoji), Kiichiro Sakata (fahter; deceased at time of file), Chiyoko Sakata (wife; nee Chiyoko Sakiyama; “yellow card”), Yoshiaki Sakata (son; born 13 May 1937), Yoneko Sakata (daughter; born 11 November 1938), Kiyoe Sakata [possibly Kiyoye Sakata] (daughter; born 7 March 1941), and Shozo Sakata (brother). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 419 Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC, care of Long Bros. Sawmill, Merritt, BC and then to Shalalth, BC, care of Neal Evans Trans. Company. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “E.S.,” purchased by Canadian Fishing Company Limited and fishing nets.

Metadata

ForenameEiichi
SurnameSakata
Regularized NameEiichi Sakata
Custodian Identification Number1371
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceBridge River, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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