Seyei Sakumoto

Seyei Sakumoto

He was born on 1 May 1921. He was a mill worker. His family includes Fuku Sakumoto (mother) and Taru Sakumoto (father). His home address is listed as 1417 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Iron Springs, AB. He died in St. Michael’s General Hospital, Lethbridge, AB on 10 August 1943.


Regularized NameSeyei Sakumoto
Custodian Identification Number2083
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Iron Springs, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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