Saburo Shinobu

Saburo Shinobu

He was born on 25 August 1889. His birth name is Saburo Takahashi. He was an underwriter employed by Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sada Shinobu (wife), Shingoro Nakanome (father). His home address is listed as 136 Garden Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameSaburo Shinobu
Custodian Identification Number12578
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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