Hikobee Saruwatari

Hikobee Saruwatari

He was born on 9 February 1879. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Sumi Saruwatari (mother; nee Sumi Terashita), Sasuke Saruwatari (father), Michino Saruwatari (wife; nee Michino Kinoshita), and Reiko Saruwatari [possibly Reiko Yamamoto] (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameHikobee Saruwatari
Custodian Identification Number6896
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Hikobee Saruwatari
Michino Saruwatari


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