4090: Masao Nishi

4090: Masao Nishi

Masao Nishi

He was born on 12 April 1918. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Toyo Nishi (mother; nee Toyo Tanami or Toyo Tanani) and Senkichi Nishi (father). His home address is listed as 155 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. P.O. Box 193, Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Taber, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 April 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Picture Butte, AB
Taber, AB
C-9341 (2417-2454)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4090
Name Masao Nishi



4090: Masao Nishi


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