Tokujiro Sumi

Tokujiro Sumi

He was born on 10 October 1901. He was a gardener. His family includes Uyu Sumi (mother; nee Uyu Hamada), Umitaro Sumi (father), Ito Sumi (wife; in Japan), Tomie Sumi (daughter; in Japan), and Koichi Sumi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1723 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1810 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp No. 2, Princeton, BC and 15 Mile Camp, Hope, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTokujiro Sumi
Custodian Identification Number13945
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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