1442: Shigeharu Nakagawa

1442: Shigeharu Nakagawa

Shigeharu Nakagawa

Nakagawa was born on 05 July 1913. He was a fisherman. His family includes Suma Nakagawa (mother; nee Suma Tamaki; in Japan), Katsujiro Nakagawa (father; in Japan), Kuniko Nakagawa [also, Kumi Juniko Nakagawa and Kumiko Nakagawa] (wife; nee Kuniko Madokoro, Kumi Juniko Madokoro, or Kumiko Madokoro), and Sumayo Janet Nakagawa (daughter; born on 12 September 1943). He lived in Storm Bay, Tofino, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and Timberland Lumber Company, ON. His listed seized property includes: house in Clayoquot District, Tofino, BC; boat “S.N.”; sewing machine; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 July 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Timberland Lumber Company, ON
C-9319 (1188-1214)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1442
Name Shigeharu Nakagawa
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 28 September 1946



1442: Shigeharu Nakagawa


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