Misao Matsuoka

Misao Matsuoka

He was born on 24 August 1903. He was a logger employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company. His family includes Nakaji Matsuoka (father), Tei Matsuoka (mother; nee Tei Hagimori), Iwako Matsuoka (wife; nee Iwako Inouye), Mitsuko Matsuoka (daughter), Shigeo Matsuoka (son), Chiyoko Matsuoka (daughter), Takeshi Matsuoka (son) and Kiyoshi Matsuoka (son). His home address is listed as 705 Hawkes Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMisao Matsuoka
Custodian Identification Number11831
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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