Chiyoji Matsuo

Chiyoji Matsuo

Matsuo was born on 25 May 1896. He was a gardener employed by various employers. His family includes Tami Matsuo (mother; nee Tami Yagi; in Japan), Inosuke Matsuo (father; deceased at time of file), Misue Kishi (sister), Masae Matsuo (wife; nee Yamada), Ikuo Matsuo (son), Kaoru Matsuo (son), Elizabeth Matsuo [also listed as Miyoko Matsuo] (daughter), Mary Matsuo [also listed as Meriko Matsuo] (daughter), Kuniko Matsuo (daughter), and Toshihiko Matsuo (son). He lived at 1525 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Broadview Ranch, Vernon, BC. His listed seized property includes: house at 1525 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; sewing machine; stove; garden tools; carpenter’s tools.


Regularized NameChiyoji Matsuo
Custodian Identification Number1624
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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