Hirochika Sumi

Hirochika Sumi

He was born on 4 December 1894. He was a sawmill hand employed by B.C. Fir and Cedar Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Fusano Sumi (wife), Toshiko Sumi (daughter), Kazuo Sumi (son), and Shoko Sumi (daughter). His home address is listed as 1642 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameHirochika Sumi
Custodian Identification Number2498
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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