854: Yoshitaro Matsui

854: Yoshitaro Matsui

Yoshitaro Matsui

He was born on 10 July 1887. He was a millhand employed by Bloedell, Stewart & Welch Limited, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Chiye Matsui (mother), Jihei Matsui (father), Misato Matsui (wife; nee Misato Shinto), Teruko Matsui (daughter), Ayame Matsui (daughter), Miyako Matsui (daughter, also listed in the file as Thoko April Matsui), Hideko Matsui (daughter), Alice Matsui (daughter), Hioko Matsui (daughter) and Haromi Matsui (daughter). His home address is listed as 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and 14 Mile Ranch, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 July 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Mile Ranch, BC
C-9312 (1412-1425)
Type Person
Custodian Number 854
Name Yoshitaro Matsui
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 23 August 1946



854: Yoshitaro Matsui


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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