1372: Ichijuro Matsumoto

1372: Ichijuro Matsumoto

Ichijuro Matsumoto

Matsumoto was born on 9 May 1894. He also went by Ichijuro Phillip Masumoto. He was a boat builder who owned his own business, Matsumoto Boat Builders. His family includes Sayo Matsumoto (mother), Denkichi Matsumoto (father; deceased at time of file), Masa Matsumoto (wife; nee Masa Honma), Judo Matsumoto (son; born 22 May 1926), and Itsuo Matsumoto (son; born 9 September 1928). His home address is listed as 225 First Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and to Rural Road #1, Nelson, BC. His boat building business and equipment were seized and sold to Anthony P. Crawley and Sten Didrickson. Attempts to sell his house failed. He sold his boat, the “Queen Bee,” before being forcibly uprooted, to Edwart Lipsett Limited who then sold it to the Department of Munitions & Supply (Naval Service). His other listed seized property includes tools and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 May 1894
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Nelson, BC
Reel
C-9318 (205-343)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1372
Name Ichijuro Matsumoto
Dates
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 13 October 1950

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1372: Ichijuro Matsumoto

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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