Sumi Ohama

Sumi Ohama

She was born on 28 September 1921. She is also listed as Shirley Ohama. Her maiden name is Sumi Inouye and Shirley Inouye. Her name may also be listed as Shirley Ohama or Shirley Inouye. She was a farmer and a fish cannery worker. Her family includes Miyo Inouye (mother; nee Miyo Suyama), Kusajiro Inouye (father), and Kingo Ohama (husband). Her home address is listed as 546 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Brooks, AB.


Regularized NameSumi Ohama
Custodian Identification Number14452
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Brooks, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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