1440: Mitsuzo Nakagawa

1440: Mitsuzo Nakagawa

Mitsuzo Nakagawa

Nakagawa was born on 10 April 1893. He was a fisherman. His family includes Toyono Shimada (mother), Santaro Nakagawa (father), Kusue Nakagawa (wife; nee Kusue Shimada), Ichiro Nakagawa (son; born on 28 July 1925), Fumio Nakagawa (son; born on 24 December 1927), Toyoko Nakagawa (daughter; born on 06 November 1929), Chieko Nakagawa [also, Chiyeko Nakagawa] (daughter; born on 27 January 1932), Hideo Nakagawa (son; born on 12 September 1933), and Mieko Nakagawa (daughter; born on 08 January 1937). He lived in Storm Bay, Tofino, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and Farnham, QC. His listed seized property includes: house in Clayquot land district, Alberni assessment district; building in Tofino formerly used for language school [“Language School Hall, Tofino, BC”]; household belongings; boat “Fuji”; radio; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 April 1893
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Farnham, QC
C-9319 (965-1131)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1440
Name Mitsuzo Nakagawa
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 23 February 1951



1440: Mitsuzo Nakagawa


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