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Information for Morio Matsumoto
20 January, 1885 19 October, 1973
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1973

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Morio Matsumoto

    MIDDLETON --- Services for Morio Matsumoto, 88, of Middleton, who died Friday at a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Mervyn C. Shay of the Middleton United Methodist Church.  Interment will be at Middleton Cemetery.
    He was born on Jan. 20, 1885, in Hiroshima, Japan, where he was reared.  He went to Hawaii in 1901 and came to the United States in 1905, locating in Nampa.  He worked for a sugar company for a time and later was a section foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad. He married Hayako Inaba on Jan. 10, 1916, in Hiroshima, and they lived in various locations along the railroad for two years.  They purchased a farm near Middleton in 1918 and since then had lived there.
    He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Middleton.
    Surviving in addition to Mrs. Matsumoto are three sons, Tod, Garden Grove, Calif., Tom, and Richard, both of Middleton; six daughters, May Matsui, Caldwell, Irene Yamada, Portland, Yoshie Fujii, Salt Lake City, Sue Kamo, Jamieson, Ore., Mitsue Sako, Greenleaf, and Elaine Crawford, Middleton; and 14 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two sisters.

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