Sumiko Iwamoto

Sumiko Iwamoto

She was born on 26 April 1923. She was a houseworker employed by Mrs. E. A. Kennard. Her family includes Kiyokichi Iwamoto (father) and Kiyoye Iwamoto (mother; nee Kiyoye Mutsuno). Her home address is listed as 2812 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Guelph, Ontario.


Regularized NameSumiko Iwamoto
Custodian Identification Number10389
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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