1456: Toichi Nitsui

1456: Toichi Nitsui

Toichi Nitsui

Nitsui was born on 13 September 1900 He is also listed in the file as Harry Nitsui. He was a fisherman. His family includes Kane Nitsui (wife), Mabel (daughter), Sachiko (daughter), Chiyo (daughter), and Judy (daughter). He lived in Ucluelet, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: around 52 acres of land at 543, “Native Island,” Clayoquot District, Ucluelet, BC; three houses; large two-story chicken house; boat “Miowera” [possibly boat “Mivera”]; fishing equipment; household belongings; Japanese cotton; phonograph; gramophone; canoe; cameras; appliances.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 September 1900
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9319 (1795-1887)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1456
Name Toichi Nitsui
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 02 December 1951



1456: Toichi Nitsui


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