14531: Sumiko Hirano

14531: Sumiko Hirano

Sumiko Hirano

She was born on 1 July 1916. Her maiden name is Sumiko Hiraoka. Her family includes Kichi Hiraoka (mother), Shinaziro Hiraoka (father), Sumito Hirano (husband), Kayomi Hirano (daughter), Masato Hirano (son), and Kishio Hirano (child). Steveston, BC and Eburne, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 01 July 1916
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Vernon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
C-9428 (1249-1254)
Type Person
Custodian Number 14531
Name Sumiko Hirano



14531: Sumiko Hirano


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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