Sakaye Suga

Sakaye Suga

Suga was born on 6 April 1906. Her maiden name is Sakaye Nakao. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Saya Nakao (mother; in Japan), Iwakichi Nakao (father; in Japan), Sadao Suga (husband), Michiko Suga (daughter), and Kazuko Suga (daughter). Her home address is listed as 311 First Avenue & Second Street, Prince Rupert, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and to P.O. Box 198, Smithers, BC. Her listed seized property includes the Bayview Hotel, a forty-room hotel at 311 First Avenue & Second Street, Prince Rupert, BC which was sold to John Furniotis and Maria Furniotis, two radios, a boat, the “Jabalo,” owned by Suga and Howard W. Chambers.


Regularized NameSakaye Suga
Custodian Identification Number1502
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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