Sumi Matsune

Sumi Matsune

She was born on 5 December 1905. Her maiden name is Sumi Hiji. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ei Hiji (mother; nee Ei Oyama), Zenshiro Hiji (father), Tamotsu Matsune (husband), Marion Matsune (daughter), Lillian Matsune (daughter), Kenneth Matsune (son), Victor Matsune (son), Roy Matsune (son), Osamu Matsune (son), and Robert Matsune (son). Her home address is listed as 21st Avenue, Haney, BC and Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameSumi Matsune
Custodian Identification Number6408
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Haney
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


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