Kanaye Matsuo

Kanaye Matsuo

She was born on 20 July 1919. She was a dressmaker and housewife. Her family includes Hatsune Sakamoto (mother; nee Hatsune Izumi), Heikichi Sakamoto (father), Hisashi Matsuo (husband), and Janet Matsuo [also listed as Hatsumi Matsuo] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 836 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Dennison Road, Rural Route, No. 1, Mount Lehman, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Fannystelle, MB.


Regularized NameKanaye Matsuo
Custodian Identification Number4450
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Fannystelle, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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