12470: Sansuke Nishi

12470: Sansuke Nishi

Sansuke Nishi

He was born on 10 May 1882. He was a fisherman employed by Consolidated Whaling Company, Victoria, BC. His family includes Seki Nishi (wife). His home address is listed as 1117 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC where he died on 20 August 1944.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 May 1882
Date of Death 20 August 1944
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Tashme, BC
C-9415 (1798-1802)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12470
Name Sansuke Nishi



12470: Sansuke Nishi


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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