Ukichi Nitsui

Ukichi Nitsui

Nitsui was born on 23 March 1915. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tsuru Nitsui (mother; nee Tsuru Ushirode), Tanezo Nitsui (father), Michiko Nitsui (wife), Shigekazu Nitsui (son; born on 03 October 1938), Kumiko Nitsui (daughter; born on 25 November 1940), Francis Nitsui [also listed as Ruriko Nitsui] (daughter; born on 25 September 1942), and Masayoshi Oye (brother-in-law). He lived in Ucluelet, BC and was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes: lot in Clayoquot District, Ucluelet, BC; house; boat; sewing machine; household belongings; boat “Silver Spring”; cameras; fishing equipment.


Regularized NameUkichi Nitsui
Custodian Identification Number1458
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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