Mitsuo Sekiya

Mitsuo Sekiya

He was born on 23 July 1921. He was a mill hand. His family includes Tatsu Sekiya (mother; nee Tatsu Tanizawa) and Tahichi Sekiya (father). Woodfibre, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB and Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameMitsuo Sekiya
Custodian Identification Number12768
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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