Matsuyo Taise

Matsuyo Taise

She was born on 13 January 1895. Her maiden name is Matsuyo Hamatani. She was a housewife. Her family includes Masa Hamatani (mother; nee Masa Matsushita), Mankichi Hamatani (father), Hachiro Taise (husband), Meiko Hamatani (daughter), Akira Hamatani (son), Tsukiko Hamatani (daughter), Hoshiko Hamatani (daughter), and Uta Taise (daughter). Her home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, Mt. Lehman, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Iron Springs, AB.


Regularized NameMatsuyo Taise
Custodian Identification Number4456
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Iron Springs, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mount Lehman


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