Masaru Nakao

Masaru Nakao

He was born on 2 June 1922. He was a mill hand employed by Sterling Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Haru Nakao (mother; nee Haru Imai) and Toichi Nakao (father). His home address is listed as 381 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. 550 Campbell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC.


Regularized NameMasaru Nakao
Custodian Identification Number2071
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGriffin Lake, BC


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