Yaichi Nakatsui

Yaichi Nakatsui

Nakatsui was born on 10 October 1880. He was a farmer. He owned 111 acres of land on Cortes Island, which he leased for one year, beginning 20 March 1942, to Victor John Thomas of Mansons Landing. His family includes Mine Nakatsui (mother; nee Mine Nagaia; deceased at time of file), Hatsujiro Nakatsui (father; deceased at time of file), and Toyoko Nakatsui (wife; nee Toyoko Sugie). His home address is listed as Cortes Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and to Rural Route No. 1, Kamloops, BC. His farm was seized and sold to Alexander Tingley McIntyre, Gordon Thompson McIntyre, and Walter Gordon McIntyre. His other listed seized property includes farming equipment, a sewing machine, a horse, and a row boat


Regularized NameYaichi Nakatsui
Custodian Identification Number1358
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Cortes Island


Custodian Case Files (1)


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