Odai Sumiya

Odai Sumiya

She was born on 6 November 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Jukichi Sumiya (husband), Yasuyoshi Sumiya (son), Chikayoshi Sumiya (son), Hiyoshi Sumiya (son), Hideyoshi Sumiya (son), Misaye Sumiya (daughter), Yoshiye Sumiya (daughter), Michiyoshi Sumiya (son). Her home address is listed as 639 Main Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameOdai Sumiya
Custodian Identification Number10210
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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