Morinoru Matsuoka

Morinoru Matsuoka

He was born on 22 October 1885. He was a gardener. His family includes Shime Matsuoka (mother; nee Shime Nagami), Eiichiro Matsuoka (father), Ise Matsuoka (wife; in Japan), and Tomi Matsuoka (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1642 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Copper Creek, Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMorinoru Matsuoka
Custodian Identification Number15194
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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