Sumiyo Nishioka

Sumiyo Nishioka

She was born on 3 September 1923. She was a sewing student at Mrs. Kawano’s Sewing School, 256 Hastings Street, West Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Yukino Nishioka (mother), and Yokichi Nishioka (father). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 150, Steveston, CB and 439 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameSumiyo Nishioka
Custodian Identification Number6148
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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