Masuo Matsumiya

Masuo Matsumiya

He was born on 6 February 1909. He was a self-employed grocer under S. Matsumiya & Company. His family includes Kimi Matsumiya (wife; nee Kimi Nakamura), Muneo Matsumiya (son), Sue Nishizeki (mother; nee Sue Matsumiya), and Hisakichi Nishizeki (father). His home address is listed as 235 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMasuo Matsumiya
Custodian Identification Number9760
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGrand Forks, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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