1425: Buntaro Nakatsu

1425: Buntaro Nakatsu

Buntaro Nakatsu

Nakatsu was born on 27 December 1890. He is also listed in the file as Bun Nakatsu. He was a fisherman and cannery worker. His family includes Rin Nakatsu (mother; deceased at time of file), Shoemon Nakatsu (father; unmarried name Shoemon Tsuji; deceased at time of file), Hatsuye Nakatsu [also, Hatsue Nakatsu] (wife; nee Hatsuye Furukawa or Hatsue Furukawa), and Toshiko Nakatsu [also, Toshigo Nakatsu] (daughter; in Japan). He lived at Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “B.N.1089”; fishing equipment; household belongings; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 December 1890
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9319 (376-428)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1425
Name Buntaro Nakatsu
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 26 October 1950



1425: Buntaro Nakatsu


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