1465: Kenichi Nishi

1465: Kenichi Nishi

Kenichi Nishi

Nishi is listed in the file as being 31 years old as of 16 August 1943. He was a fisherman. His family includes Chiyos Terakita [also, Chiyos Terakita] (wife). He lived at Canadian Pacific Cannery, Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Rural Route #1, Lorette, MB and 699 1/2 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; fishing equipment; boat “K.N. 1314”/“Sparkling Sea”; Japanese dishes; festival goods, including festive dolls and toys.
Sex M
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Lorette, MB
Winnipeg, MB
C-9319 (2201-2246)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1465
Name Kenichi Nishi
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 26 October 1950



1465: Kenichi Nishi


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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