Heishiro Matsuyama

Heishiro Matsuyama

He was born on 12 April 1905. He was a sawmill worker. His family includes Yone Matsuyama (mother; nee Yone Tanaka), Masuye Matsuyama (father), Soyo Matsuyama [also listed as Yosoya Matsuyama] (wife; nee Soyo Ohashi or Yosoya Ohashi) and Keiko Matsuyama (daughter). 1646 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameHeishiro Matsuyama
Custodian Identification Number15080
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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