Kanichi Matsubayashi

Kanichi Matsubayashi

Matsubayashi was born on 25 September 1895. He was a bookkeeper employed by Tanaka & Company of 193 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shigeko Takenaya (wife), Nobuko Matsubayashi (daughter; born 17 November 1925), Yorko Matsubayashi (daughter), and Mickey Carlton Matsubayashi (son). His home address is listed as 2225 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. His landlord was J. Hori of 453 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and to Homewood Sanitarium, Guelph, ON. His listed seized property includes a Karn piano and other household belongings.


Regularized NameKanichi Matsubayashi
Custodian Identification Number1351
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceGuelph, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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