Hisaye Matsuoka

Hisaye Matsuoka

She was born on 26 June 1898. She was a housewife. Her family includes Imataro Matsuoka (husband), Mary Matsuoka [also listed as Miyeko Matsuoka and Miye Matsuoka] (daughter), Chiye Matsuoka (daughter; in Japan), and Sumiko Matsuoka (daughter). Her home address is listed as 733 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameHisaye Matsuoka
Custodian Identification Number8581
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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