Tetsuo Sumita

Tetsuo Sumita

He was born on 3 October 1903. He was a garment worker. His family includes Iku Sumita (mother; nee Iku Ishii), Toyosaku Sumita (father), and Rita Skipper [possibly also Rita Sumita] (wife). He lived at 265 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameTetsuo Sumita
Custodian Identification Number14485
NationalityJapanese national


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames



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