12851: Hisaye Matsuyama

12851: Hisaye Matsuyama

Hisaye Matsuyama

She was born on 29 November 1921. She did housework for a Mrs. Burke of 1860 West 61st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Miko Matsuyama (mother; nee Miko Watanabe) and Tomekikichi Matsuyama (father; deceased at time of file). She home addresses are listed as 56 East Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 1860 West 61st Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.
Sex F
Date of Birth 29 November 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9418 (962-964)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12851
Name Hisaye Matsuyama
Not Before: 12 September 1942
Not After: 30 August 1943



12851: Hisaye Matsuyama


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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