852: Tami Matsunaga

852: Tami Matsunaga

Tami Matsunaga

She was born on 29 July 1920. Her maiden name is Tami Ishikawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsu Ishikawa (mother; nee Mitsu Suzuki), Zenichi Ishikawa (father), Katsuhiko Matsunaga (husband), Masashiro Matsunaga [also listed as Ray Matsunaga] (son). Her home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. 324 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 29 July 1920
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
Port Alice
C-9312 (1361-1365)
Type Person
Custodian Number 852
Name Tami Matsunaga
Not Before: 20 March 1942
Not After: 11 August 1943



852: Tami Matsunaga


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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