Tsuru Nakagawa

Tsuru Nakagawa

She was born on 6 August 1887. She was a self-employed cook. Her family includes Hatsu Nakagawa (mother; nee Hatsu Matsuba), and Kichijiro Nakagawa (father), and Seinosuke Hama (husband; deceased). Her home address is listed as 98 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTsuru Nakagawa
Custodian Identification Number5866
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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