1187: Chokichi Nishimura

1187: Chokichi Nishimura

Chokichi Nishimura

Nishimura was born on 23 November 1876. He was a retired fisherman. His family includes Han Nishimura (wife; nee Han Sakino), a son (name not listed in file), and Shizue Nishimura (daughter; named later in file). He lived on Moncton Street, Steveston, BC (with his son, who was employed by B.C. Packers) and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “M.N. 1200” and boat “C.N.”; fishing equipment; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 November 1876
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9316 (144-190)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1187
Name Chokichi Nishimura
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 07 October 1950



1187: Chokichi Nishimura


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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