Taichi Sugimoto

Taichi Sugimoto

He was born on 24 January 1915. He was a truck driver for Farmers Produce Wholesalers of Vancouver, BC and a box maker at Ruskin, BC. His family includes Tome Sugimoto (mother; nee Tome Kitamura), Yoshije Sugimoto [possibly Yoshija Sugimoto] (father), Sumiye Sugimoto [also listed as Jean Sugimoto] (wife; nee Sumiye Nakamoto or Jean Nakamoto), Naomi Sugimoto [also listed as Patricia Sugimoto] (daughter), and Jeanette Sugimoto [also listed as Yoshimi Sugimoto] (daughter). His home address is listed as 1776 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 637 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameTaichi Sugimoto
Custodian Identification Number15382
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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