1624: Chiyoji Matsuo

1624: Chiyoji Matsuo

Chiyoji Matsuo

Matsuo was born on 25 May 1896. He was a gardener employed by various employers. His family includes Tami Matsuo (mother; nee Tami Yagi; in Japan), Inosuke Matsuo (father; deceased at time of file), Misue Kishi (sister), Masae Matsuo (wife; nee Yamada), Ikuo Matsuo (son), Kaoru Matsuo (son), Miyoko Matsuo (daughter), Mary Matsuo (daughter), Kuniko Matsuo (daughter), and Toshi Matsuo (son). He lived at 1525 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Broadview Ranch, Vernon, BC. His listed seized property includes: house at 1525 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; sewing machine; stove; garden tools; carpenter’s tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 May 1896
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
Vernon, BC
C-9322 (737-782)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1624
Name Chiyoji Matsuo
Not Before: 18 March 1942
Not After: 22 March 1946



1624: Chiyoji Matsuo


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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