2016: Nobuhei Watanabe

2016: Nobuhei Watanabe

Nobuhei Watanabe

He was born on 10 June 1880. He is also listed as Joseph Watanabe. He was a gardener who tended private gardens. His family includes Shika Watanabe (mother), Nobuji Watanabe (father), Tsuneyo Watanabe (wife; nee Tsuneyo Gondo), Nobuoki Watanabe [also listed as Joseph Watanabe] (son), George Watanabe [also listed as Kozuye Watanabe] (son), James Watanabe [also listed as Hidemour Watanabe] (son), and Mary Watanabe [also listed as Sachiko Watanabe] (daughter). His home address is listed as 749 Discovery Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 June 1880
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9326 (1171-1181)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2016
Name Nobuhei Watanabe



2016: Nobuhei Watanabe


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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