Matsuo Atagi

Matsuo Atagi

He was born on 28 August 1920. He was a fisherman. His family includes Riku Atagi [possibly Rika Atagi] (mother), and Ishimatsu Atagi (father). 1130 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Peachland, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameMatsuo Atagi
Custodian Identification Number14893
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Peachland, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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