Masajiro Nakagawa

Masajiro Nakagawa

He was born on 27 November 1900. He was a sawmill hand employed by B.C. Fir & Cedar Lumber Company. His family includes Sanya Nakagawa (father), Kane Nakagawa (wife), Sachiko Nakagawa (daughter), Frank Nakagawa [also listed as Yoshio Nakagawa] (son), Ayako Nakagawa (daughter), and Kenji Nakagawa [also listed as Kenneth Nakagawa] (son). His home address is listed as 8741 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameMasajiro Nakagawa
Custodian Identification Number12450
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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