Komaye Nishikaze

Komaye Nishikaze

Nishikaze was born on 19 February 1896. She ran a restaurant with her husband. Her family includes Yasaburo Nishikaze (husband), Koichi Nishikaze (son; deceased), and Harry Nishikaze (son). She lived at 714 West 3rd Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC (Dominion Hotel) and was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC. Seized property not listed in file, but household belongings are noted as being stored at Lindsay Cartage and Storage Company, Prince Rupert, BC.


Regularized NameKomaye Nishikaze
Custodian Identification Number1182
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)

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