Tami Matsunaga

Tami Matsunaga

She was born on 29 July 1920. Her maiden name is Tami Ishikawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsu Ishikawa (mother; nee Mitsu Suzuki), Zenichi Ishikawa (father), Katsuhiko Matsunaga (husband), Masashiro Matsunaga [also listed as Ray Matsunaga] (son). Her home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. 324 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTami Matsunaga
Custodian Identification Number852
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alice


Custodian Case Files (1)


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