Ritsue Nakatsui

Ritsue Nakatsui

She was born on 9 March 1917. Her maiden name is Ritsue Hironaka. She was a housewife. Her family includes Michi Hironaka (mother; nee Michi Murata), Kunisuke Hironaka (father), Koichi Nakatsui (husband), Sachiye Nakatsui [also listed as Sachie Nakatsu] (daughter), and Reiko Nakatsui (daughter). Her home address is listed as 615 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameRitsue Nakatsui
Custodian Identification Number2588
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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