Koichi Nakagawa

Koichi Nakagawa

He was born on 8 August 1900. He was a cleaner and presser who owned and operated Sun Dye Works at 400 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ei Nakagawa (mother; nee Ei Nakagaa), Tsunetaro Nakagawa (father) Shizuka Nakagawa (wife; nee Shizuka Ikemoto), Hiroshi Nakagawa (son), Tsuyoshi Nakagawa (son), Anna Nakagawa [possibly also Yuko Nakagawa] (daughter), and Minoru Nakagawa (son). 633 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameKoichi Nakagawa
Custodian Identification Number13022
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGreenwood, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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