Haruko Sakata

Haruko Sakata

She was born on 24 November 1918. Her maiden name is Haruko Iwamatsu. She was a housewife. Her family includes Haru Iwamatsu (mother), Nichi Iwamatsu (father), Asao Sakata (husband), Ichiyo Sakata (daughter), and Toshi Sakata (daughter). Her home address is listed as No. 35 Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC.


Regularized NameHaruko Sakata
Custodian Identification Number6760
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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