1668: Shigeru Matsunaga

1668: Shigeru Matsunaga

Shigeru Matsunaga

Matsunaga was born on 30 June 1915. He was a fisherman. His family includes Toku Matsunaga (mother; nee Toku Yukawa; Japan) and Toichi Matsunaga (father; Japan), Genichi Osawa (brother-in-law; in Japan), Misao Osawa (sister; nee Misao Matsunaga). His home address is listed as Quathiaski Cove, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. His listed seized property includes a lot at Fourth Avenue in Steveston, BC; a lot on Valdez Islands including a four room house; household belongings including dolls; 1 motorboat named Camrose #2, sold to National Fisheries Limited.
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 June 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
C-9323 (5-124)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1668
Name Shigeru Matsunaga
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 11 March 1948



1668: Shigeru Matsunaga


Metadata Author: Lindsey Jacobson
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