Ichitaro Nishihama

Ichitaro Nishihama

Nishihama was born on 1 January 1903. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Ishi Nishihama (mother; deceased; nee Ishi Wada), Jiromatsu Nishihama (father; deceased at time of file), and Kino Nishihama (wife; nee Kino Nakano). His home address is listed as 54 Chatham Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and Taylor Lake, BC. He was exiled to Japan in 1946. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “I.N.” which was sold to Canadian Fishing Company Limited., and fishing nets.


Regularized NameIchitaro Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number1553
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Taylor Lake, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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