12179: Masako Nakagawa

12179: Masako Nakagawa

Masako Nakagawa

She was born on 18 October 1924. Her married name is Masako Uyeyama. She was a store assistant employed by Sunnyside Produce. Her family includes Takeshi Uyeyama (husband; married in 1943), Richard Uyeyama (son; born 1944), Teijiro Nakagawa (father), and Hatsu Nakagawa (mother; nee Hatsu Kose). She lived in Ocean Falls, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 18 October 1924
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Popoff, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
Ocean Falls
C-9413 (2267-2270)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12179
Name Masako Nakagawa



12179: Masako Nakagawa


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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