Tsuneki Sassa

Tsuneki Sassa

Bird Commission case file number 500. Custodian file number 3835. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_24_file_500)
He was born on 11 May 1886. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Yoshio Sassa (wife; nee Yoshio Okomoto), Eiko Sassa (daughter; born on 10 November 1926), Ruth Sassa [also listed as Miyeko Sassa] (daughter; born on 24 April 1928), Frances Sassa [also listed as Tayeko Sassa] (daughter), Nancy Sassa [also listed as Nobuko Sassa] (daughter), and Roy Sassa [also listed as Tsuneyoshi Sassa] (son; born on 23 July 1937). His home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Stirling, AB and Raymond, AB.


Regularized NameTsuneki Sassa
Custodian Identification Number3835
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Stirling, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster

Shared Surnames



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