Sumako Nishikawa

Sumako Nishikawa

She was born on 19 October 1924. She was a domestic servant employed at 1429 Devonshire Crescent, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Harue Nishikawa (mother; nee Harue Yoshinaka) and Sadajiro Nishikawa (father). Her home address is listed as 834 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameSumako Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number10573
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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