1454: Arakichi Nishio

1454: Arakichi Nishio

Arakichi Nishio

Nishio was born on 09 April 1886. The file also names him as Andy Nishio. The file lists him as being a barber in 1942 but as being a fisherman in 1945. His family includes Tsuma Nishio (wife; nee Tsuma Yano) and Kayzi Nishio (son). He lived in Seal Cove, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Minto Mine, BC and East Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes: lot with house and barber shop [one building] in Prince Rupert, BC; 44 acre lot of “wild land” in Prince Rupert, BC; household belongings, cameras.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 April 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Minto Mine, BC
East Lillooet, BC
C-9319 (1714-1769)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1454
Name Arakichi Nishio
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 21 April 1949



1454: Arakichi Nishio


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