Tomi Sumi

Tomi Sumi

She was born on 1 October 1900. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Kuma Sumi (mother), Kikumatsu Sumi (father), Yoichi Sumi (husband), and Aiko Sumi (daughter). Her home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameTomi Sumi
Custodian Identification Number2500
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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