1653: Jirosaku Nagai

1653: Jirosaku Nagai

Jirosaku Nagai

He was born on 20 October 1880. He was a farmer. His family includes Yuki Nagai (wife; deceased at time of file), Kazuo Nagai (son; in Japan), Shizuko Nagai (daughter; in Japan), Miyoko Nagai (daughter; born in July 1929; in Japan), Chiyoko Nagai (daughter; in Japan), Toshiko Nagai (daughter), and Natsue Nagai (daughter; born in June 1931; in Japan). He lived on Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes gardening supplies and “Japanese sauce”.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 October 1880
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (1539-1546)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1653
Name Jirosaku Nagai
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 23 October 1946



1653: Jirosaku Nagai


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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