1450: Yonekichi Nakatsu

1450: Yonekichi Nakatsu

Yonekichi Nakatsu

Nakatsu was born on 28 August 1888. He was a storekeeper. His family includes Natsu Nakatsu (mother; deceased at time of file), Tomakichi Nakatsu (father; deceased at time of file), and Ai Nakatsu (wife; nee Ai Mukuyama). He lived at 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: 2 lots at Newcastle Townsite, address 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC; house with attached barn; household belongings; sewing machine; Japanese Community Hall, Nanaimo, BC [of which Nakatsu was part owner].
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 August 1888
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9319 (1590-1639)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1450
Name Yonekichi Nakatsu
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 19 April 1950
Case File Also Contains
This file also contains documents relating to the Japanese Community Hall, “formerly used by Japanese Language School,” in Nanaimo, BC.
Excerpt This Community Hall was used as Custodian Central Storage Warehouse at Nanaimo, this office paying Taxes, Insurance, and a nominal rental, there being a net credit to the property of $54.87 for the period of Custodian administration. (Excerpt from a Real Property Summary in the file of Yonekichi Nakatsu)



1450: Yonekichi Nakatsu


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