12402: Sumiko Ota

12402: Sumiko Ota

Sumiko Ota

She was born on 22 July 1921. She was a clerk employed by Mr. S. Sasaki, 357 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Hatsuko Ota (mother; nee Hatsuko Shimada) and Kazuo Ota (father). Her home address is listed as 1701 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 22 July 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9415 (501-503)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12402
Name Sumiko Ota



12402: Sumiko Ota


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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