Kayzi Nishio

Kayzi Nishio

He was born on 21 September 1922. He was a student and he was employed as a sawmill hand at Billmor Sawmills in Prince Rupert, BC. His family members are Arakichi Nishio (father), and Tsuma Nishio (mother; nee Tsuma Yano). He lived at Sub. P.O. #1 Seal Cove, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Cyril DeWitt, Rural Route No. 1, Eberts, Con. 5 Baldoon Road, Dover Township, Ontario. His listed seized property includes household belongings, a guitar, and two cameras listed with greater detail on his father’s case file that were stored at the Custodian warehouse.


Regularized NameKayzi Nishio
Custodian Identification Number1082
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)


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