Sakuyoshi Yoshinaka

Sakuyoshi Yoshinaka

He was born on 15 March 1877. He was retired at the time of the file. His family includes Matsu Yoshinaka (mother; nee Matsu Tagawa), Heizo Yoshinaka (father), Taru Yoshinaka (wife; nee Taru Nishiyama), Natsuko Kumagai (daughter; nee Natsuko Yoshinaka), Akiko Kitaguchi (daughter; nee Akiko Yoshinaka), May Yoshinaka [also listed as Fuyuko Yoshinaka] (daughter), and George Yoshinaka (son). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 2320 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameSakuyoshi Yoshinaka
Custodian Identification Number12573
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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