Shojiro Sakurai

Shojiro Sakurai

He was born on 10 May 1882 or 5 October 1882. He was a fisherman employed by Johnston Fish Packers, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Miyo Sakurai (wife; deceased), Toshio Sakurai (son), Toyoko Sakurai (daughter), Tomiko Takahashi (daughter; nee Tomiko Sakurai). His home address is listed as 1091 Riverside Road, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameShojiro Sakurai
Custodian Identification Number7544
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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