Kiyoka Sakata

Kiyoka Sakata

She was born on 15 December 1893. Her maiden name is Kiyoka Shibata. She was a cook employed by Mr. Kamimura, Steel Head, BC. Her family includes Iwa Shibata (mother; nee Iwa Ichishita), Matsuhei Shibata (father) and Tokutaro Sakata (husband). Her home address is listed as Old Silverdale Road, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKiyoka Sakata
Custodian Identification Number9283
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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