Seiku Sakumoto

Seiku Sakumoto

He was born on 10 December 1900. He was owned Sam’s Wood & Coal Company, foot of Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Teru Sakumoto (wife; nee Teru Matayoshi), Seiichi Sakumoto [also listed as Sheiichi Sakumoto] (son), Amy Sakumoto (daughter), and Seiji Sakumoto [also listed as Seijy Sakumoto] (son). His home address is listed as 1417 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameSeiku Sakumoto
Custodian Identification Number14386
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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