Taju Sakuma

Taju Sakuma

He was born on 10 July 1876. He was a self-employed running a rooming house called Star Rooms. His family includes Tadenji Sakuma (father), Shigi Sakuma (mother), Mino Sakuma (wife), Takaji Sakuma (son), Tsune Sakuma (daughter), and Tasei Sakuma (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Winona, ON.


Regularized NameTaju Sakuma
Custodian Identification Number10935
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Winona, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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