Yeikichi Matsumura

Yeikichi Matsumura

Bird Commission case file number 531. Custodian file number 6546. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_26_file_0531)
He was born on 11 February 1920. He was a fisherman employed by Great West Packing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ume Matsumura (mother; nee Ume Kojima), and Matsujiro Matsumura (father). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 183, Canadian Pacific Cannery, No. 2 Road, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and Turin, AB.


Regularized NameYeikichi Matsumura
Custodian Identification Number6546
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Turin, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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


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