Torakichi Sawa

Torakichi Sawa

He was born on 28 October 1877. He was a bowling alley worker employed by Chapman Bowling Alley, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sute Sawa (wife; nee Sute Kumita) and Teruo Sawa (son). His home address is listed as 2004 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC. 148 First Avenue West, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameTorakichi Sawa
Custodian Identification Number4558
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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