Tsurine Nagamatsu

Tsurine Nagamatsu

Nagamatsu was born on 25 August 1894. Her maiden name was Tsurine Matsumura. She was a berry grower who owned six acres of land. Her family includes Toye Matsumura (mother; nee Toyw Yoshida; deceased at time of file), Jihe Matsumura (father; deceased at time of file), Goichiro Nagamatsu (husband), Sumiko Nagamatsu (daughter), Toruo Nagamatsu [possibly Torio Nagamatsu] (son), Noboru Nagamatsu (son), and Taye Nagamatsu (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 567, Pitt Meadows, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC. Her six acre property and home at 2291 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, BC was seized and sold the The Director of the Veterans’ Land Act.

Metadata

ForenameTsurine
SurnameNagamatsu
Regularized NameTsurine Nagamatsu
Custodian Identification Number1482
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC

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