5143: James Sumi

5143: James Sumi

James Sumi

He was born on 26 December 1913. He is also listed as Keiji Sumi. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Kuma Sumi (mother; nee Kuma Otani), Kikumatsu Sumi (father), Tsuruko Sumi (wife), Charles Sumi [also listed as Kazuo Sumi] (son), and Roy Sumi (son). His home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Chase, BC and Tappen, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 December 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Chase, BC
Tappen, BC
Locations before uprooting
Mayne Island
C-9353 (491-583)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5143
Name James Sumi



5143: James Sumi


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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