Shizue Matsui

Shizue Matsui

Bird Commission case file number 1113. Custodian file number 11187. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_56_file_1113)
Her maiden name was Shizue Hajime. She was born on 26 April 1893. She worked at Bicycle Shop employed by Yoshio Matsui and Masao Matsui. Her family includes Maeta Hajima (father), Miya Hajima (mother; nee Miya Shimizu), Zenzo Matsui (husband; deceased), Yoshio Matsui (son), Masao Matsui (son), Yutaka Matsui (son), Minoru Matsui (son), Tomu Matsui (son), and Mary Matsui (daughter). Her home address is listed as 617 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameShizue Matsui
Custodian Identification Number11187
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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


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