Sumi Sakai

Sumi Sakai

She was born on 14 April 1916. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toyo Nishi (mother; nee Toyo Tanami), Senkichi Nishi (father), and Kazuichi Sakai (husband). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 193, 155 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameSumi Sakai
Custodian Identification Number4395
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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