Ross Matsuba

Ross Matsuba

Bird Commission case file number 886. Custodian file number 4863. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_45_file_0886)
He was born on 7 July 1919 or 9 July 1919. He is also listed as Ross Satomi Matsuba. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Koyo Matsuba [possibly Kayo Matsuba] (mother; nee Koyo Hashimoto or Kayo Hashimoto) and Shinkichi Matsuba (father). His home address is listed as 153 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Letellier, MB and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameRoss Matsuba
Custodian Identification Number4863
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Letellier, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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


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