9209: Matsuko Chiba

9209: Matsuko Chiba

Matsuko Chiba

She was born on 22 February 1899. Her maiden name is Matsuko Tanji. She was a bean-cake maker and the owner of Chiba Cake Shop along with her husband. Her family includes Un Tanji (mother), Kamenosuke Tanji (father), Inoshichi Chiba (husband), Aiko Chiba (daughter), Kieko Chiba (daughter), Roy Chiba (son), and Mary Chiba (daughter). Her home address is listed as 220 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC and 206 ½ Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 22 February 1899
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
C-9389 (1340-1378)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9209
Name Matsuko Chiba



9209: Matsuko Chiba


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