Koyo Matsuba

Koyo Matsuba

She was born on 3 September 1891. She was a self-employed farmer. Her family includes Rika Hashimoto (mother), Torakichi Hashimoto (father), Shinkichi Matsuba (husband), Susumee Matsuba (son), Florence Matsuba [also listed as Yasue Matsuba] (daughter), Donald Matsuba [also listed as Michio Matsuba] (son), and Roy Matsuba [also listed as Haruo Matsuba] (son). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, House 153, Moncton Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Edmonton, AB.


Regularized NameKoyo Matsuba
Custodian Identification Number7428
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Edmonton, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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