7579: Sumi Sugawara

7579: Sumi Sugawara

Sumi Sugawara

She was born on 7 September 1914. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shin Onotera (mother), Watari Sugawara (husband), Shoichi Sugawara (son), Miyeko Sugawara (daughter), Kengo Sugawara (son), Fumishi Sugawara (son), and Shiro Sugawara (son). Her father’s given name is Sanshishi. Her home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 07 September 1914
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Kaslo, BC
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9375 (1101-1110)
Type Person
Custodian Number 7579
Name Sumi Sugawara



7579: Sumi Sugawara


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