Chiyo Sugiyama

Chiyo Sugiyama

She was born on 19 January 1891. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Yasutaro Sugiyama (husband), Rupert Sugiyama [also listed as Tamotsu Sugiyama] (son), Sakaye Sugiyama (daughter), Tokuko Sugiyama (daughter), Shigeru Sugiyama (son), Meiko Sugiyama [also known as Maiko Sugiyama] (daughter), and Peter Sugiyama [also listed as Yaguyoshi Sugiyama] (son). Her home address is listed as 317 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameChiyo Sugiyama
Custodian Identification Number7242
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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