Sumiko Murata

Sumiko Murata

She was born on 17 March 1921. Her maiden name is Sumiko Kunitomo. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sue Kunitomo (mother; nee Sue Uka), Izumi Kunitomo (father), Yoshi Murata (husband), Noboru Murata (son), and Hiroshi Murata (son). Her home address is listed as No. 5 1810 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC and 2145 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameSumiko Murata
Custodian Identification Number8102
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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