Toyosaku Sawada

Toyosaku Sawada

He was born on 20 January 1896. He was a self-employed jeweller. His family includes Matsu Sawada (mother), Kanekichi Sawada (father), Noriko Sawada (wife; in Japan), and Kazuko Sawada (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 396 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and Petawawa, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToyosaku Sawada
Custodian Identification Number513_xi
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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