Takematsu Yasui

Takematsu Yasui

He was born in August 1887. His birth name is Takematsu Tanino. He was a fisherman. His family includes Fujie Yasui (wife; in Japan), Yanagi Yasui (wife; in Japan), Sachiko Yasui (daughter; in Japan), Eiko Yasui (daughter; in Japan), and Kiyoshi Yasui (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Phoenix Cannery, Steveston, BC. North Galiano Island, BC is listed a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Headingley, MB and Winnipeg, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTakematsu Yasui
Custodian Identification Number2511
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Headingley, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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