Matsuyo Konishi

Matsuyo Konishi

She was born on 29 August 1905. She was a self-employed hairdresser. Her family includes Maki Konishi (mother), Heijiro Konishi (father), Kumaki Konishi (husband), Mamoru Konishi (son), Kiyoshi Konishi (son), Tamiko Konishi [also listed as Kamie Konishi] (daughter). Her home address is listed as Powell Lake Shingle Company, Powell Lake, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMatsuyo Konishi
Custodian Identification Number1721
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Powell Lake


Custodian Case Files (1)


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