Hichisuke Sakai

Hichisuke Sakai

He was born on 27 July 1884. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tora Sakai (wife), Chiyoko Sakai (daughter), and Shuichi Sakai (son). Osland, Smith Island, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameHichisuke Sakai
Custodian Identification Number10512
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Smith Island


Custodian Case Files (1)


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