Watari Sugawara

Watari Sugawara

He was born on 1 April 1907. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Haruno Sugawara (mother; nee Haruno Takakura), Unkichi Sugawara (father), Sumi Sugawara (wife), Shoichi Sugawara (son), Fumishi Sugawara (son), Miyeko Sugawara (daughter), Shiro Sugawara (son), and Kengo Sugawara (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameWatari Sugawara
Custodian Identification Number7834
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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