Takazo Yasumatsu

Takazo Yasumatsu

He was born on 16 September 1897. He was a sulphite plant worker. His family includes Kura Yasumatsu (wife; in Japan), Mieko Yasumatsu (daughter; in Japan), and Yoshio Yasumatsu (son; in Japan). Ocean Falls, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck Camp, Princeton, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTakazo Yasumatsu
Custodian Identification Number15605
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


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