William Sumi

William Sumi

He was born on 22 May 1925. He was a student at Technical School. His family includes Isamatsu Sumi (father) and Katsuye Sumi (mother; nee Katsuye Kadowaki). His home address is listed as 1907 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, Ontario.


Regularized NameWilliam Sumi
Custodian Identification Number10774
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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