4487: Torakichi Nishii

4487: Torakichi Nishii

Torakichi Nishii

He was born on 1 December 1914. He was a fisherman employed by Anglo-British Columbia Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Iyo Nishii [possibly Iyu Nishii] (mother; nee Iyo Fukao or Iyu Fukao), Kichinosuke Nishii (father), Fusae Nishii [also listed as Fusaio Mary Nishii or Fusaiv Mary Nishii] (wife; nee Fusae Hikida, Fusaio Mary Hikida, or Fusaiv Mary Hikida), and Ahemi Sussie Nishii (daughter). His home address is listed as 122 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. P.O. Box 40, Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Shaughnessy, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 December 1914
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Picture Butte, AB
Shaughnessy, AB
Reel
C-9344 (1520-1561)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4487
Name Torakichi Nishii

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4487: Torakichi Nishii

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