Toshio Nishikawa

Toshio Nishikawa

He was born on 30 October 1913. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Fir Lumber Company, 897 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsu Nishikawa (mother), Eikichi Nishikawa (father), and Toshie Nishikawa (wife; nee Toshie Inamoto; deceased). He and his wife had a baby born 28 September 1942 and died on 29 September 1942. His home address is listed as 946 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 25 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and 758 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Spuzzum, BC.


Regularized NameToshio Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number1774
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Spuzzum, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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