1542: Kumakichi Nakagawa

1542: Kumakichi Nakagawa

Kumakichi Nakagawa

Nakagawa was born on 25 August 1871. One file document states he was also known as Kinbei Nakagawa. He was a fisherman. His family includes Miki Nakagawa (wife; nee Miki Uyeda; deceased at time of file), Kane Nahyawa (daughter; nee Kane Nakagawa; living in home of Nakagawa at time of file), Naka Soto (daughter; nee Naka Nakagawa; living at Red Gap, BC at time of file), Tamiye Hikida (daughter, nee Tamiye Nakagawa; living at 871 Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC at time of file), Suye Ono (daughter; nee Suye Nakagawa; living at Richard Street, Vancouver, BC at time of file), Kikue Nakagawa (daughter; living with father at time of file), Aya Nakagawa (daughter; living with father at time of file), and Kazuo Nakagawa (son; living with father at time of file). His home address is listed as 8741 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. His married sister and family lived in a house he owned. He was forcibly uprooted to 241 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes his home and property at 8741 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC which was sold to Libboo Singh and Basant Singh, his boat, the “Lady Delight,” which was sold to Mrs. Margaret Younie, an organ and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 August 1871
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Toronto, ON
C-9321 (252-306)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1542
Name Kumakichi Nakagawa
Not Before: 20 March 1942
Not After: 10 April 1948



1542: Kumakichi Nakagawa


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