Suma Okada

Suma Okada

She was born on 18 August 1888. Her maiden name is Suma Nakamura. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tami Nakamura (mother; nee Tami Yoshikawa), Eihachi Nakamura (father), Jisaku Okada (husband), Shigeko Okada (daughter), Eiko Okada (daughter), Ukio Okada (son), Mary Okada [also listed as Mitsuko Okada] (daughter; born 23 July 1926), Paul Okada [also listed as Hideo Okada] (son), Esther Okada [also listed as Katsuko Okada] (daughter), and Fusako Yoshimoto (daughter; nee Fusako Okada). Her home address is listed as 1539 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameSuma Okada
Custodian Identification Number9711
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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