Shoichi Nagai

Shoichi Nagai

He was born on 5 January 1886 [possibly 3 January 1886]. He was a farmer. His family includes Saki Nagai (mother; deceased at time of file), Sohei Nagai (father; deceased at time of file), Kiyono Nagai (wife; nee Kiyono Maki), Minoru Nagai [also listed as Roy Nagai] (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. 3028 Dewdney Trunk Road, Whonnock, BC is also listed as an address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes farm tools, carpenter tools, and household goods.


Regularized NameShoichi Nagai
Custodian Identification Number6941
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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