Mata Banno

Mata Banno

She was born on 3 June 1918. She was a dental assistant employed by Dr. E. Miyaki’s office. Her family includes Chutaro Banno [also listed as Edward Banno] (husband), Paul Louis Banno (father), Misao Okamura (mother; nee Misao Suwa). Her home address is listed as 504 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameMata Banno
Custodian Identification Number10744
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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