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 Matoba [also listed as Reiko Matoba] (daughter), Clara Matoba [also listed as Akiko Matoba] (daughter), Verna Matoba [also listed as Rumiko Matoba] (daughter), and Eriko Matoba (daughter). 733 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Petawawa, ON.


Regularized NameNiichi Matoba
Custodian Identification Number633_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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