1367: Keitaro Matsubara

1367: Keitaro Matsubara

Keitaro Matsubara

Matsubara was born on 21 March 1890. He was a fisherman and was formerly employed by Anglo British Columbia Packers. His family includes Sumino Matsubara (wife; in Japan), Nobuo Matsubara (son; born 15 December 1926), Hideo Matsubara (son; born 29 February 1928), Shizuko Matsubara (daughter; born 5 June 1925), Kazuko Matsubara (daughter; born 8 March 1830), Haruko Matsubara (daughter; born 20 March 1932), Tadao Matsubara (son; born 11 February 1934; in Japan), Takeo Matsubara (child), and Yoshi Matsubara (child). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 155, Steveston, BC. His landlord was Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC. He also owned a house in Kumamoto Ken, Japan. He was forcibly uprooted to Homewood, MB, care of J.B. Wilbe. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “K.M.,” purchased by the Canadian Fishing Company Limited, his boat the “K.M.” or “T.M.,” purchased by H. Bell-Irving and Company Limited, fishing nets purchased by A.B.C. Packers Company, and household belongings including a gramophone and a sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 March 1890
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Homewood, MB
C-9317 (2303-2353)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1367
Name Keitaro Matsubara
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 18 October 1950



1367: Keitaro Matsubara


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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