Tamekichi Sakai

Tamekichi Sakai

He was born on 8 October 1875. He was a retired fireman for the Union Steamship Company. His family includes Yosichi Sakai (father) and Shijo Sakai (mother). He lived at 433 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameTamekichi Sakai
Custodian Identification Number236
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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