Hideko Sumi

Hideko Sumi

She was born on 19 November 1908. She was a housewife. Her family includes Iwakichi Nagata (father), Masa Nagata (mother; nee Masa Tabuchi), Choichi Sumi (husband), Masako Sumi (daughter), Tommy Sumi (son). She lived on Mayne Island, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameHideko Sumi
Custodian Identification Number10773
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Mayne Island


Custodian Case Files (1)


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