6667: Sumako Kawai

6667: Sumako Kawai

Sumako Kawai

She was born on 6 September 1904. Her maiden name is Sumako Yoshinaga. She was a housewife. Her family includes Fuji Yoshinaga (mother), Koichi Yoshinaga (father), Tanezo Kawai (husband), Hirose Kawai (son), Reiko Kawai (daughter), Tsuyako Kawai (daughter), Eitsuko Kawai (daughter), Fujiko Kawai (daughter), and Yutaka Kawai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 182, Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 06 September 1904
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9367 (2318-2327)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6667
Name Sumako Kawai



6667: Sumako Kawai


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