2494: Matsutaro Sugiyama

2494: Matsutaro Sugiyama

Matsutaro Sugiyama

He was born on 15 November 1888. He was a C.P.R. labourer. His family includes Hatsu Sugiyama (mother; nee Hatsu Yanagi) and Hota Sugyiyama (father). His home address is listed as 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Mt. Lehman, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC and Kelowna, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 November 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Griffin Lake, BC
Kelowna, BC
C-9329 (2150-2155)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2494
Name Matsutaro Sugiyama



2494: Matsutaro Sugiyama


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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