Tsuyako Sumioka

Tsuyako Sumioka

She was born on 1 November 1909. She is also listed as Tsuyako Sumioka. She was a self-employed farmer. Her family includes Suwa Fukuyama (mother; nee Suwa Nakao), Gonshiro Fukuyama (father), Shingo Sumioka (husband; deceased), Tatsumi Sumioka (son), Yukie Sumioka (daughter), and Nobue Sumioka (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1394 Horrol Road, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Blackdale, MB. She was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameTsuyako Sumioka
Custodian Identification Number4944
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Blackdale, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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