Jukichi Sumiya

Jukichi Sumiya

He was born on 14 September 1885. He was a rooming house keeper. His family includes Odai Sumiya (wife), Chikayoshi Sumiya (son), Hiyoshi Sumiya (son), Hideyoshi Sumiya (son), Misaye Sumiya (daughter), Yasuyoshi Sumiya (daughter), Michiyoshi Sumiya (son), and Yoshiye Sumiya (daughter). His home address is listed as 639 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameJukichi Sumiya
Custodian Identification Number4824
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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