1209_xi: Tomijiro Naka

1209_xi: Tomijiro Naka

Tomejiro Naka

Naka was born on 24 June 1883. He was a business owner, owning a confectionery store. His family includes Ishi Naka (wife; nee Ishi Uno), Shizuye Naka (daughter), Isao Naka (son), Masao Naka (son), Tsuneo Naka (son). He lived at 191 Main Street, Vancouver, BC [same address as store]. He was forcibly uprooted to the Immigration Building; the Angler Internment Camp, Angler, ON; the New Denver Sanatorium, New Denver, BC; back to Angler, ON; and then Moose Jaw Hostel, Moose Jaw, SK. His listed seized property includes: 8686 Osler Street, Vancouver, BC [possibly]; store stock and fixtures; household belongings; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 June 1883
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (856-941)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1209_xi
Name Tomijiro Naka
Not Before: 12 November 1942
Not After: 01 October 1947



1209_xi: Tomijiro Naka


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