Kiyoshige Matsunaga

Kiyoshige Matsunaga

He was born on 25 April 1900. He was a logger. His family includes Nami Matsunaga (wife; nee Nami Fujimori; deceased; in Japan), Hikikuma Matsunaga (father), Taka Matsunaga (mother; nee Taka Yajima), infant son (deceased). He lived in Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Simoom Sound, BC and exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKiyoshige Matsunaga
Custodian Identification Number11720
Residence (before uprooting)Simoom Sound
Residence (before uprooting)Mission
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


Custodian Case Files (1)


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