Ishimatsu Atagi

Ishimatsu Atagi

He was born on 18 February 1891. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Ume Atagi (mother), Iwakichi Atagi (father), Riku Atagi (wife), Hatsuo Atagi (son), Isamu Atagi (son), and Toshiko Atagi (daughter). His home address is listed as 1130 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Peachland, BC, Kelowna, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameIshimatsu Atagi
Custodian Identification Number6679
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Peachland, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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