3209: Yonezo Nishi

3209: Yonezo Nishi

Yonezo Nishi

He was born on 11 September 1898. When he was married to his first wife his name was Yonezo Katayama. He was a fisherman. His family includes Masa Nishi (mother; nee Masa Mori), Jiromatsu Nishi (father), Mayumi Nishi (wife; nee Mayumi Hamanishi), Miyako Katayama (daughter), Masaru Nishi (son), Keiko Nishi (daughter), and Kikumi Nishi (daughter). His home address is listed as PO Box 303, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 September 1898
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9334 (54-65)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3209
Name Yonezo Nishi



3209: Yonezo Nishi


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