Kumajiro Matsumura

Kumajiro Matsumura

He was born on 14 July 1883. He was a logger employed by Seymore Logging Company, Vancouver Island, BC. His family includes Shige Matsumura (mother; nee Shige Kasada), and Jiro Matsumura (father). His home address is listed as Lougheed Highway, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taber, AB.


Regularized NameKumajiro Matsumura
Custodian Identification Number6099
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Taber, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)


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