Nikichi Nakawatase

Nikichi Nakawatase

He was born on 15 December 1882. He was a section hand employed by the C.P.R. at Revelstoke, BC. His family includes Tane Nakawatase (mother) and Toshiro Nakawatase (father). His home address is listed as 17 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Glacier, BC and 666 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameNikichi Nakawatase
Custodian Identification Number249
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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