Yoshimatsu Sumi

Yoshimatsu Sumi

He was born on 27 March 1882. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Fuu Sumi (mother), Tezo Sumi (father), Matsuno Sumi (wife; nee Matsuno Yoshida or Matsuno Yasuda), Shohei Sumi (son), and Hanako Sumi (daughter). His home address is listed as 1606 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC and 1677 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameYoshimatsu Sumi
Custodian Identification Number8576
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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