Tokusuke Nakagawa

Tokusuke Nakagawa

He was born on 31 January 1884. He was a shingle cutter employed by an unknown company, Dewdney, BC. His family includes Wakayo Nakagawa (wife; nee Wakayo Shimooku; in Japan), Masae Nakagawa (daughter; in Japan), Tokuo Nakagawa (son; in Japan), Yoshito Nakagawa (son; in Japan), Michio Nakagawa (son; in Japan), Kuyo Nakagawa (mother; nee Kuyo Kaneko), and Tashiro Nakagawa (father). His home address is listed as 433 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Blind Bay, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTokusuke Nakagawa
Custodian Identification Number8460
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Blind Bay, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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