831_xi: Kunisuke Matsuba

831_xi: Kunisuke Matsuba

Kunisuke Matsuba

He was born on 26 August 1888. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kinoko Matsuba (wife; in Japan), Seichi Matsuba (son; in Japan), Suneno Matsuba (daughter, also listed in the file as Tsuneno Matsuba; in Japan) and Kikuyo Matsuba (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Box 160, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 August 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9312 (804-813)
Type Person
Custodian Number 831_xi
Name Kunisuke Matsuba
Not Before: 17 April 1942
Not After: 13 October 1946



831_xi: Kunisuke Matsuba


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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