Tasajiro Nakaya

Tasajiro Nakaya

He was born on 25 April 1874. He was a farmer. His family includes Kume Nakaya (mother; nee Kume Fujihara) and Matsue Nakaya (father). Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC where he died on 31 March 1943.


Regularized NameTasajiro Nakaya
Custodian Identification Number14584
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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