Ichiji Matsuzaki

Ichiji Matsuzaki

Matsuzaki was born on 25 December 1887. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Sano Matsuzaki (mother; deceased at time of file), Kichizaemon Matsuzaki (fahter; deceased at time of file), Fiye Matsuzaki [also, Fujie Matsuzaki] (wife; nee Fiye Koki or Fujie Koki; in Japan), Tashiyuki Matsuzaki (son; in Japan), Kazuhara Matsuzaki (son), and Toshio Matsuzaki (son). He lived in Woodfibre, BC and at 56 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farms, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946. No seized property is listed in file.


Regularized NameIchiji Matsuzaki
Custodian Identification Number1237
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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