Tokunaga Nakai

Tokunaga Nakai

He was born on 1 February 1916. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Fujino Nakai (mother), Toro Nakai (father), Matsue Nakai (wife; nee Matsue Koshiba), and Keiko Nakai (daughter). His home address is listed as 7th Avenue, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Headingley, MB.


Regularized NameTokunaga Nakai
Custodian Identification Number2753
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Headingley, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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