Oko Sakai

Oko Sakai

She was born on 6 November 1905. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yasuichi Sakai (husband), Teruo Sakai (son), Setsuko Sakai (daughter), Miyo Sakai (daughter), Mitsuru Sakai (son), Yoshimi Sakai (daughter), Ichiye Sakai (daughter), Fujiko Sakai (daughter), and Yonezo Sakai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 306, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameOko Sakai
Custodian Identification Number9182
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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