Yasuyo Sekine

Yasuyo Sekine

He was born on 16 February 1886. He was a farmer employed by T. Endo, Rural Route No. 1, Mission City, BC. His family includes Tora Sekine (mother; nee Tora Endo), Choji Sekine (father), Kasayo Sekine (wife; nee Kasayo Izawa; in Japan), Hiroshi Sekine (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as T. Endo, Rural Route No. 1, Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYasuyo Sekine
Custodian Identification Number9184
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission City


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