Sumano Kawahara

Sumano Kawahara

She was born on 26 March 1907. Her maiden name is Sumano Kinoshita. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sueno Kinoshita (mother), Chokichi Kinoshita (father), Noboru Kawahara (husband), Kazumi Kawahara (son), and Futaye Kawahara (daughter). Her home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSumano Kawahara
Custodian Identification Number6675
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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