Sayano Matsuura

Sayano Matsuura

She was born on 5 March 1892. She is also listed in the files as Sayano Matsuuru. Her maiden name is Sayano Kawamura. She was a rooming housekeeper, 117 Main street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Shine Kawamura (mother; nee Shine Okamoto), Sumetaro Kawamura (father), Shikaichi Matsuura (former husband) Jiroichi Ido (common-law husband), Tadao Matsuura (son), Shigenori Ido (son), and Yoshiko Ido (daughter). Her home address is listed as 117 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSayano Matsuura
Custodian Identification Number5423
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Nami Matsuura
Sayano Matsuura
Tadao Matsuura


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