Suye Seki

Suye Seki

She was born on 21 March 1908. Her maiden name is Suye Tanaka. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Kaziu Tanaka (mother; nee Kaziu Fujiki), Ukichi Tanaka (father), Hitsuji Seki [also listed in the file as Kitsuji Seki] (husband), Meiko Seki (daughter), Tamiko Seki (daughter), Takayuki Seki (son), Jiro Seki (son), and Saburo Seki (son). Her home address is listed as Lougheed Highway, Port Hammond, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSuye Seki
Custodian Identification Number7272
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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