1455: Tsunekichi Matsumoto

1455: Tsunekichi Matsumoto

Tsunekichi Matsumoto

Matsumoto was born on 10 June 1874. He was a fisherman formerly employed by A.B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Umeno Matsumoto (wife; in Japan) and Chieko Matsumoto (daughter; in Japan). He lived at Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “T.M.”; household belongings; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 June 1874
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Kaslo, BC
New Denver, BC
C-9319 (1770-1794)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1455
Name Tsunekichi Matsumoto
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 22 March 1951



1455: Tsunekichi Matsumoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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