Toshiaki Sumi

Toshiaki Sumi

Bird Commission case file number 1134. Custodian file number 12818. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_57_file_1134)
He was born on 3 October 1895. He was a mill hand employed by Robertson & Hackett, 1550 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Oiso Sumi (wife; nee Oiso Adachi), Hideo Sumi (son), Kazuko Sumi (daughter), Mutsuko Sumi (daughter), Satoko Sumi [also listed as Satako Sumi] (daughter), Kikuo Sumi [also listed as Kekuo Sumi] (son), and Shuzo Sumi (son). His home address is listed as 1642 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameToshiaki Sumi
Custodian Identification Number12818
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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


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