Mitsu Sakanashi

Mitsu Sakanashi

She was born on 21 December 1888. Her maiden name is Mitsu Nakashima. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Eshi Nakashima (mother; nee Eshi Kawakami), Katsue Nakashima (father), Narabu Sakanashi (husband), Wataru Sakanashi (son), Hanaye Sakanashi (daughter), and Akira Sakanashi (son). Her home address is listed as Port Hammond, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameMitsu Sakanashi
Custodian Identification Number7275
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


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