Matsutaro Matsumura

Matsutaro Matsumura

He was born on 8 September 1881. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Masae Matsumura (wife), Masako Matsumura (daughter), Yaeko Matsumura (daughter), Mieko Matsumura (daughter), and George Matsumura (son). His home address is listed as 508 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMatsutaro Matsumura
Custodian Identification Number6594
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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