Masa Nakai

Masa Nakai

She was born on 16 April 1901. Her maiden name is Masa Mayeda. She was a housewife. Her family includes Miyo Mayeda (mother; nee Miyo Shimizu), Kyo Mayeda (father), Kohei Nakai (husband), Sachiko Nakai (daughter), Ikuo Nakai (son), Emmy Nakai (daughter), and Koji Nakai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 34, Tofino, BC and 368 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameMasa Nakai
Custodian Identification Number6162
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Tofino
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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