Yuhey Matsugu

Yuhey Matsugu

His name may also be Yuhey Matsugu. Bird Commission case file number 1117. Custodian file number 3375. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_56_file_1117)
He was born on 30 December 1890. He is also listed in the files as Yuhei Matsugu. He was a carpenter employed by Robertson and Hackett Sawmills, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yae Matsugu [possibly Yaye Matsugu] (mother; nee Yaye Tsunada or Yaye Tsunada), Hachijiro Matsugu (father), Kuniye Matsugu (wife; nee Kuniye Ishii), Kunio Matsugu (son), Isami Matsugu [also listed as Isamu Matsugu and Sam Matsugu] (son), Zenji Matsugu (son), Yoshiko Matsugu (daughter), and Sumy Matsugu [also listed as Sumi Matsugu and Sue Matsugu] (daughter). His home address is listed as 746 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Surname (Romanized Japanese)Matsugu
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Yuhey
Regularized NameYuhey Matsugu
Regularized NameYuhey Matsugu
OrgNameR & H Sawmill
AddrLine 746 East Cordova Street
Custodian Identification Number3375
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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