Kichinosuke Nishii

Kichinosuke Nishii

Bird Commission case file number 953. Custodian file number 4966. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_48_file_0953)
He was born on 23 November 1876. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Iyo Nishii (wife), Fusa Nishii (daughter), Shizu Nishii (daughter; in Japan), Torakichi Nishii (son), Kichiji Nishii (son), and Yoshiko Nishii (daughter). His home address is listed as 122 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Shaughnessy, AB.


Regularized NameKichinosuke Nishii
Custodian Identification Number4966
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Shaughnessy, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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