Shimayo Sugimoto

Shimayo Sugimoto

She was born on 3 July 1906. Her maiden name is Shimayo Doi. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Tomiyo Doi (nee Tomiyo Kato), Umatoro Doi (father), Seiji Sugimoto (husband), Makoto Sugimoto (son), and Noriko Sugimoto (daughter). She was previously married to Yoshito Hirose and her passport was in the name of Shimayo Hirose. Her home address is listed as Simoon Sound, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameShimayo Sugimoto
Custodian Identification Number1789
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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