Mitsuye Nakatsuka

Mitsuye Nakatsuka

Her maiden name was Mitsuye Tsuruda. She was born on 19 December 1903. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toichi Tsuruda (father), Tona Tsuruda (mother; nee Tona Ikenaga), Ichiro Nakatsuka (husband), Kazuyuki Nakatsuka (son), Masaru Nakatsuka (son), Toshiko Nakatsuka (daughter), Hikaru Nakatsuka (son), Takako Nakatsuka (daughter), Yasuko Nakatsuka (daughter), Goro Nakatsuka (son). Her home address is listed as 711 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMitsuye Nakatsuka
Custodian Identification Number10892
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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