Shigeji Sakon

Shigeji Sakon

Bird Commission case file number 1329-A (abandoned). Custodian file number 14823. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_67_file_1329a.)
He was born on 27 June 1909. He was a sawmill worker. His family includes Sada Sakon (mother; nee Sada Oyama), Toyomatsu Sakon (father), Chiyoko Sakon (wife; nee Chiyoko Kimura), Minoru Sakon (son), and Isamu Sakon [also listed as Peter Sakon] (son). His home address is listed as Englewood, BC. 2129 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameShigeji Sakon
Custodian Identification Number14823
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Englewood


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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