Sawaye Matsunaga

Sawaye Matsunaga

She was born on 15 April 1918. Her maiden name is Sawaye Uyeyama. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mitsue Uyeyama (mother; nee Mitsue Kokawa), Etsusaburo Uyeyama (father), Shizuo Matsunaga (husband), Yoichi Matsunaga (son), and Takuji Matsunaga (son). Her home address is listed as Fanny Bay, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameSawaye Matsunaga
Custodian Identification Number5205
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Fanny Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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