Sumiye Mitsunaga

Sumiye Mitsunaga

She was born on 8 December 1925. She was a cannery worker employed by Great Northern Cannery, West Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Mitsuye Mitsunaga (mother) and Hideki Mitsunaga (father; ne Hideki Yamuchi). Her home address is listed as Phone Street, Mission City, BC. Mission, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Carey, MB.


Regularized NameSumiye Mitsunaga
Custodian Identification Number4334
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Carey, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission City


Custodian Case Files (1)


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