Sumiko Hiraoka

Sumiko Hiraoka

She was born on 12 November 1921. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Ichino Yodokawa (mother; nee Ichino Murakami), Kichitaro Yodokawa (father), and Masao Hiraoka (husband). Her home address is listed as 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC, Rosebery, BC, and New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameSumiko Hiraoka
Custodian Identification Number1800
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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