1622: Toshio Matsuhara

1622: Toshio Matsuhara

Toshio Matsuhara

Matsuhara was born on 24 January 1918. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yaku Matsuhara (mother; nee Yaku Nobusada) and Chonosuke Matsuhara (father). He lived in Hakoda Bay, Ucluelet, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC and 1223 Berger Street, Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes: house “built on land belonging to a group of 8 other Japanese”; household belongings; boat “Mutsu”/“T.N.”; fishing equipment; sewing machine.
Sex U
Date of Birth 24 January 1918
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Minto City, BC
Montreal, QC
C-9322 (655-732)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1622
Name Toshio Matsuhara
Not Before: 28 March 1942
Not After: 16 April 1950



1622: Toshio Matsuhara


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