Kamejiro Matsuba

Kamejiro Matsuba

He was born on 27 August 1896. He was a self-employed grocer with Kii Company. His family includes Kikumatsu Matsuba (father), Torano Matsuba (mother; nee Torano Deguchi), Jiyo Matsuba (wife; nee Jiyo Sakamoto), Takeshi Matsuba (son), Masumi Matsuba (daughter), Noboru Matsuba (son), and Mikiyo Matsuba (daughter). His home address is listed as 151 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKamejiro Matsuba
Custodian Identification Number11394
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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