Sadako Matsumiya

Sadako Matsumiya

Her maiden name was Sadako Nakagawa. She was born in approximately 1904. She was a school teacher at Kitsilano Japanese School, 2583 Broadway Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kiyomatsu Nakagawa (father), Kono Nakagawa (mother), Zenshichi Matsumiya [also listed as Senkichi Matsumiya] (husband), Kahoru Matsumiya (son), Toshikazu Matsumiya (son), and Yoko Matsumiya (daughter). Her home address is listed as 8864 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSadako Matsumiya
Custodian Identification Number9946
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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