Sumiko Matsuno

Sumiko Matsuno

She was born on 17 March 1919. Her married name is Sumiko Kobayakawa. She was a bookkeeper employed by Union Fish Company Limited, 469 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Ryu Matsuno (mother; nee Ryu Kobayashi) and Toshikazu Kobayakawa (husband). Her home address is listed as 504 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Port Arthur, ON and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameSumiko Matsuno
Custodian Identification Number10612
NationalityCanadian born
ResidencePort Arthur, ON
ResidenceToronto, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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