Sumi Sugawara

Sumi Sugawara

She was born on 7 September 1914. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shin Onotera (mother), Watari Sugawara (husband), Shoichi Sugawara (son), Miyeko Sugawara (daughter), Kengo Sugawara (son), Fumishi Sugawara (son), and Shiro Sugawara (son). Her father’s given name is Sanshishi. Her home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameSumi Sugawara
Custodian Identification Number7579
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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