Sawaye Matsuhara

Sawaye Matsuhara

She was born on 4 March 1898. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kanichi Omoto (father), Yatsu Otomo (mother; Yatsu Takemura), Kamenosuke Matsuhara (husband), Kaoru Matsuhara (son), Yoshiko Matsuhara (daughter), Yatsuru Matsuhara (daughter), and Tazuko Matsuhara (daughter). Her home address is listed as 545 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC.


Regularized NameSawaye Matsuhara
Custodian Identification Number10956
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceWestwold, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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