Iwazo Matsumiya

Iwazo Matsumiya

He was born on 13 January 1901. He was a self-employed fish merchant. His family includes Yasujiro Matsumiya (father), Sute Matsumiya (mother), Chiyoko Matsumiya (wife), and Shizuyo Matsumiya (daughter). His home address is listed as 3713 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameIwazo Matsumiya
Custodian Identification Number12064
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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