Hanako Sumi

Hanako Sumi

She was born on 18 April 1918. She was a housekeeper. Her family includes Matsuno Sumi (wife; nee Matsuno Yoshida or Matsuno Yasuda), and Yoshimatsu Sumi (father). Her home address is listed as 1606 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC and 1677 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameHanako Sumi
Custodian Identification Number8577
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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