Naoichi Karatsu

Naoichi Karatsu

Bird Commission case file number 1176. Custodian file number 8666. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_59_file_1176.)
He was born on 15 May 1887. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Hina Karatsu (mother), Chojiro Karatsu (father), Sen Karatsu (wife; nee Sen Kushida), Yoshikazu Karatsu (son), Misao Karatsu (daughter), Yukiye Karatsu (daughter), Toshiye Karatsu (daughter), Akira Karatsu (son), Chizuko Karatsu (daughter), and Michiko Karatsu (daughter). His home address is listed as 19th Avenue, Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameNaoichi Karatsu
Custodian Identification Number8666
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Haney


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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