Seikichi Nishikawa

Seikichi Nishikawa

He was born on 5 April 1889. He was a sawmill worker employed by B.C. Fir and Cedar. His family includes Kimi Nishikawa (wife; in Japan), Shoji Nishikawa (son; in Japan), and Masayuki Nishikawa (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and Kamloops, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameSeikichi Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number13906
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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