Kanayo Matsubayashi

Kanayo Matsubayashi

She was born on 1 June 1902. Her maiden name is Kanayo Suzuki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Yonezo Suzuki (father), Mitsu Suzuki (mother; nee Mitsu Tsukamoto), Heijiro Matsubayashi (husband), Akira Matsubayashi (son), Yoshiko Matsubayashi (daughter), Midori Matsubayashi (daughter), and George Matsubayashi (son). Her home address is listed as 810 Union Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameKanayo Matsubayashi
Custodian Identification Number11803
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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