Kametaro Matsuo

Kametaro Matsuo

Bird Commission case file number 274. Custodian file number 11988. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_14_file_0274)
He was born on 29 September 1909. He was a farmer and carpenter. His family includes Shizue Matsuo (wife), Yoshiko Matsuo (daughter), Seiji Matsuo (son), Kiyoshi Matsuo (son), Masako Matsuo (daughter), and Kiyomi Matsuo (daughter). His home address is P.O. Box 157, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameKametaro Matsuo
Custodian Identification Number11988
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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