Osamu Nakatsuru

Osamu Nakatsuru

He was born on 9 July 1887. He was a rooming house operator and fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Chika Nakatsuru (mother), Yasutaku Nakatsuru (father), Mayuno Nakatsuru (wife; nee Mayuno Sonada), Satoru Nakatsuru (son), Hitoshi Nakatsuru (son), and Kiyoshi Nakatsuru (son). His home address is listed as 788 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameOsamu Nakatsuru
Custodian Identification Number7813
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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