1482: Tsuruye Nagamatsu

1482: Tsuruye Nagamatsu

Tsuruye Nagamatsu

Nagamatsu was born on 25 August 1894. Her maiden name was Tsuruye Matsumura. She was a berry grower who owned six acres of land. Her family includes Toye Matsumura (mother; nee Toye Yoshida; deceased at time of file), Jihe Matsumura (father; deceased at time of file), Goichiro Nagamatsu (husband), Sumiko Nagamatsu (daughter), Toruo Nagamatsu [possibly Torio Nagamatsu] (son), Noboru Nagamatsu (son), Taye Nagamatsu (daughter), and Mariko Onishi (daughter; nee Mariko Nagamatsu), Masaru Nagamatsu (son), and Akira Nagamatsu (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 567, Pitt Meadows, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. Her six acre property and home at 2291 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, BC was seized and sold the The Director of the Veterans’ Land Act.
Sex F
Date of Birth 25 August 1894
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
Pitt Meadows
C-9320 (613-684)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1482
Name Tsuruye Nagamatsu
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 24 September 1950



1482: Tsuruye Nagamatsu


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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