James Sumi

James Sumi

He was born on 26 December 1913. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Kuma Sumi (mother; nee Kuma Otani), Kikumatsu Sumi (father), Tsuruko Sumi (wife), Charles Kazuo Sumi (son), and Roy Sumi (son). His home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Chase, BC and Tappen, BC.


Regularized NameJames Sumi
Custodian Identification Number5143
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceChase, BC
ResidenceTappen, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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