Niichi Matoba

Niichi Matoba

He was born on 19 September 1898. He was a truck driver. His family includes Hideko Matoba (wife; nee Hideko Uyeno), Lillian Reiko Matoba (daughter), Clara Akiko Matoba (daughter), Verna Rumiko Matoba (daughter), and Erika Matoba (daughter). 733 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Petawawa, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 16 May 1942.


Regularized NameNiichi Matoba
Custodian Identification Number633_xi
NationalityCanadian born
ResidencePetawawa, ON
LabelExiled to Japan


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