Jack Matsuo

Jack Matsuo

He was born on 27 April 1891. His name is also listed as Kaoru Matsuo. He was a bell boy employed by Incola Hotel Company. His family includes Masu Matsuo (mother), Ryoji Matsuo (father), Shizue Matsuo [also listed as Susie Matsuo] (wife; nee Shizue Watanabe [also listed as Susie Watanabe]), George Matsuo (son; in Japan), and Nancy Matsuo (daughter; deceased). He lived at Penticton, BC.


Regularized NameJack Matsuo
Custodian Identification Number12328
NationalityNaturalized Canadian


Custodian Case Files (1)


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