Choichi Sumi

Choichi Sumi

Son of Kikumatsu Sumi and Kuma Sumi. Bird Commission case file number 1128. Custodian file number 5959. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_57_file_1128). He also gave evidence in Bird Commission case file number 1131 which is that of his father. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_57_file_1131)
He was born on 6 June 1907. His family includes Kuma Sumi (mother; nee Kuma Otani), Kikumatsu Sumi (father), Hideko Sumi (wife; nee Hideko Nagata), Masako Sumi (daughter), and Tommy Sumi (son). His home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameChoichi Sumi
Custodian Identification Number5959
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Mayne Island


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (2)


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