Chiyo Sakai

Chiyo Sakai

She was born on 21 May 1875. Her maiden name is Chiyo Shinbe. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ina Shinbe (mother; nee Ina Tanaka), Kichigoro Shinbe (father), and Tsurunosuke Sakai (husband). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC where she died on 25 November 1945.


Regularized NameChiyo Sakai
Custodian Identification Number14104
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwoood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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