Saimatsu Nagano

Saimatsu Nagano

Bird Commission case file number 1045. Custodian file number 1939. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_52_file_1045)
He was born on 25 February 1896. He was a masseuse. His family includes Kotaro Nagano (father), Kiyono Nagano (wife; nee Kiyono Sakae; in Japan), Teruko Nagano (daughter; in Japan), Hiseko Nagano (daughter; in Japan), Harumi Nagano (daughter; in Japan), and Yoko Nagano (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as both Lulu Island, BC and 193 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameSaimatsu Nagano
Custodian Identification Number1939
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Lulu Island
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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


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