Sumiye Kanamaru

Sumiye Kanamaru

She was born on 16 August 1918. She was a clerk employed by M. Furuya, 318 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Mine Kanamaru (mother; nee Mine Yamamoto) and Harukichi Kanamaru (father). Her home address is listed as 40 North Templeton Drive, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to 39 Henry Street, Toronto, ON, 54 Wellington Street, West Toronto, ON and 23 Ross Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameSumiye Kanamaru
Custodian Identification Number9640
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)West Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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