Yoshiye Sakai

Yoshiye Sakai

She was born on 1 January 1920. She also went by the name Yoshiye Rose Sakai. She was a dressmaker employed by Robson Dressmakers, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Iwakichi Sakai [also listed in file as Iwakichi Yoshihara] (father) and Shiyo Sakai [possibly Shiyo Yoshihara]. Her home address is listed as Clayquot, BC (Rural Route #1, Dewdney Trunk Road, Whonnock, BC). She was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameYoshiye Sakai
Custodian Identification Number6934
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLillooet, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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