Sumi Koyanagi

Sumi Koyanagi

She was born on 20 April 1922. She was a dressmaker employed by Mrs. Jisaburo Maeda at 735 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Masa Koyanagai (mother; nee Masa Tsuji) and Saichiro Koyanagi (father). Her home address is listed as 332 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameSumi Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number13250
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
ResidenceToronto, ON


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