Motoaki Nakanishi

Motoaki Nakanishi

He was born on 1 May 1898. He was a millhand. His family includes Motokichi Nakanishi (father) and Oryu Nakanishi (mother; nee Oryu Kajiyama). Port Alice, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and Coldstream Ranch, BC.


Regularized NameMotoaki Nakanishi
Custodian Identification Number14163
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceThunder River, BC
ResidenceColdstream Ranch, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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