Imataro Matsuoka

Imataro Matsuoka

He was born on 17 February 1884. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Hisaye Matsuoka (wife), Mary Matsuoka [also listed as Miyeko Matsuoka] (daughter), Chiye Matsuoka (daughter; in Japan), and Sumiko Matsuoka (daughter). His home address is listed as 222 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameImataro Matsuoka
Custodian Identification Number3469
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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