Katsuyo Sumi

Katsuyo Sumi

She was born on 11 December 1900. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Isematsu Sumi (husband), Shizue Sumi (daughter), Hisatoshi Sumi (son), Tsutomu Sumi (son), and Masami Sumi (son). Her home address is listed as 1907 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, Ontario.


Regularized NameKatsuyo Sumi
Custodian Identification Number10734
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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