Matsutaro Iwasa

Matsutaro Iwasa

He was born on 7 November 1868. He was a self-employed merchant. His family includes Yoshi Iwasa (wife; nee Yoshi Nakamura), Tatsumi Iwasa (son), Toshiko Tamura (daughter; nee Toshiko Iwasa), Sadako Iwasa (daughter), Kazuko Umemoto (daughter; nee Kazuko Iwasa), Tsugio Iwasa (son), and Masako Iwasa (daughter). His home address is listed as Japan Town, No. 1, Cumberland, BC. Box 385, Cumberland, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC.


Regularized NameMatsutaro Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number4157
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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