Sumie Arai

Sumie Arai

She was born on 24 May 1917. Her family includes Kan Arai (mother), and Takejiro Arai (father). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 217, 99 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameSumie Arai
Custodian Identification Number6755
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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