Gunji Sanmiya

Gunji Sanmiya

He was born on 27 March 1905. He was a dressmaker employed by Mrs. M. Sanmiya. His family includes Morio Sanmiya (mother; nee Morio Mizuno), Koichiro Sanmiya (father), Nobuko Sanmiya (wife; nee Nobuko Tamura), Roberta Sanmiya [also listed as Sachiko Sanmiya] (daughter), Ken Sanmiya [also listed as Edward Sanmiya] (son), Stewart Sanmiya [also listed as Tei Sanmiya] (son). His home address is listed as 640 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lucky Strike, AB.


Regularized NameGunji Sanmiya
Custodian Identification Number12970
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lucky Strike, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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