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.

Metadata

ForenameSumiko
SurnameHirano
Regularized NameSumiko Hirano
Custodian Identification Number14531
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceVernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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