Sutekichi Nishikawa

Sutekichi Nishikawa

He was born on 5 February 1904. He was a sawmill worker employed by B.C. Fir Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC or B.C. Fir and Cedar Company. His family includes Ayako Nishikawa (wife), Tomiyo Nishikawa (wife) and Shuichi Nishikawa [also listed as Stanley Nishkawa] (son). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Lemon Creek, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSutekichi Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number12415
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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