1362: Kenkichi Nagata

1362: Kenkichi Nagata

Kenkichi Nagata

Nagata was born on 1 September 1914. He was a farmer. His family includes Kiyono Nagata (mother; nee Kiyono Konishi), Kumazo Nagata (father), Mary Nagata [also listed as Kiyo Nagata] (wife; nee Mary Sumi and Kiyo Sumi), and Violet Nagata [also listed as Kimiko Nagata] (daughter; born 21 March 1943). His home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Victoria College, Toronto, ON and to 96 Springhurst Avenue, Toronto, ON. His farm was seized and sold to the Director of the Soldier Settlement and Veterans’ Land Act. His other listed seized property includes glass from his greenhouse and tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 September 1914
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Toronto, ON
C-9317 (2057-2160)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1362
Name Kenkichi Nagata
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 10 November 1950



1362: Kenkichi Nagata


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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