Sumiko Ota

Sumiko Ota

She was born on 22 July 1921. She was a clerk employed by Mr. S. Sasaki, 357 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Hatsuko Ota (mother; nee Hatsuko Shimada) and Kazuo Ota (father). Her home address is listed as 1701 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Port Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSumiko Ota
Custodian Identification Number12402
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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