5959: Choichi Sumi

5959: Choichi Sumi

Choichi Sumi

He was born on 6 June 1907. His family includes Kuma Sumi (mother; nee Kuma Otani), Kikumatsu Sumi (father), Hideko Sumi (wife; nee Hideko Nagata), Masako Sumi (daughter), and Tommy Sumi (son). His home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebury, BC and Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 June 1907
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Rosebury, BC
Toronto, ON
C-9362 (1941-1994)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5959
Name Choichi Sumi



5959: Choichi Sumi


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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