Matsu Higa

Matsu Higa

He was born on 9 November 1894. He was a mill worker employed by Brownsville Lumber Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Tomi Higa (wife), Masa Higa (son), Fumie Higa (daughter), Fujiko Higa (daughter), and Yasue Higa (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 71, New Westminster, BC. Brownsville Lumber Company, Surrey, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Stirling, AB.


Regularized NameMatsu Higa
Custodian Identification Number4106
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Stirling, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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