Kumao Nagano

Kumao Nagano

He was born on 9 August 1885. He was a sawmill hand employed by Kecoot Lumber Company [possibly Kleecoot Lumber Company], Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Yaye Nagano (wife; nee Yaye Shigematso), Yasoe Nagano (daughter), Mitsuye Nagano (daughter), Hideko Nagano (daughter), and Takayuki Nagano (son). His home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Lemon Creek, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKumao Nagano
Custodian Identification Number12217
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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