5308: Matashiro Koyanagi

5308: Matashiro Koyanagi

Matashiro Koyanagi

He was born on 11 April 1895. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Hatsu Koyanagi (mother; nee Hatsu Koyanagi), Rikutaro Koyanagi (father), Kisa Koyanagi (wife), Ichiro Koyanagi (son), Tamae Koyanagi (daughter), Yasushi Koyanagi (son), Jun Koyanagi (son), Chieko Koyanagi (daughter), Ken Koyanagi (son). His home address is listed as Acme Cannery, Sea Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Chin, AB and Taber, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 April 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Chin, AB
Taber, AB
C-9355 (908-924)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5308
Name Matashiro Koyanagi



5308: Matashiro Koyanagi


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