Chojiro Sumida

Chojiro Sumida

He was born on 27 March 1883. He was a barber. His family includes Take Mimura (mother), Tsunetaro Mimura (father), Hakaru Sumida (wife), Tatsuo Sumida (son), Sumie Sumida (daughter), Masao Sumida (daughter), Yoshiko Sumida (daughter), and Setsuko Sumida (daughter). His home address is listed as 75 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameChojiro Sumida
Custodian Identification Number2502
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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