Kunisuke Matsuba

Kunisuke Matsuba

He was born on 26 August 1888. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kinoko Matsuba (wife; in Japan), Seichi Matsuba (son; in Japan), Suneno Matsuba (daughter, also listed in the file as Tsuneno Matsuba; in Japan) and Kikuyo Matsuba (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Box 160, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKunisuke Matsuba
Custodian Identification Number831_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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