Minosuke Nakata

Minosuke Nakata

He was born on 12 February 1893. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Kamekichi Nakata (father), Kiku Nakata (wife; in Japan), Makiyo Nakata (son; in Japan) and Tokiko Nakata (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as North Galiano, BC. PO Box 315, Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Whitemouth, MB; PO Box 66, Elie, MB and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMinosuke Nakata
Custodian Identification Number1063
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Whitemouth, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Elie, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)North Galiano


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