Kamenosuke Matsuhara

Kamenosuke Matsuhara

Bird Commission case file number 213. Custodian file number 10934. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_12_file_0213)
Incorrectly listed as Kamenosuke Natsuhara. He was born on 6 October 1897. He was a self-employed noodle manufacturer. His family includes Sawaye Matsuhara [also listed as Sawae Matsuhara] (wife; nee Sawaye Otomo also Sawae Otomo), Yoke Matsuhara (father), Hatsu Matsuhara (mother; nee Hatsu Tsuchida), Kaoru Matsuhara (son), Yoshiko Matsuhara (daughter), Yatsuru Matsuhara (daughter), and Tazuko Matsuhara (daughter). His home address is listed as 545 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Surname (Romanized Japanese)Matsuhara
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Kamenosuke
Regularized NameKamenosuke Matsuhara
Regularized NameKamenosuke Matsuhara
RoleNameNoodle Manufacturer
AddrLine 545 Powell Street
Custodian Identification Number10934
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Powell Street Neighbourhood Streets (1)


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