Narabu Sakanashi

Narabu Sakanashi

He was born on 5 March 1886. He was a watchman at 992 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was formerly employed at Furuya Store, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mitsu Sakanashi (wife), Akira Sakanashi (son), Wataru Sakanashi (son), and Hanaye Sakanashi (daughter). 992 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp 11, Hope, BC.


Regularized NameNarabu Sakanashi
Custodian Identification Number13881
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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