Michiyoshi Sumiya

Michiyoshi Sumiya

He was born on 22 November 1922. He was a student at the University of British Columbia. His family includes Adai Sumiya (mother; nee Adai Takeda) and Jukichi Sumiya (father). His home address is listed as 639 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON on 22 June 1942.


Regularized NameMichiyoshi Sumiya
Custodian Identification Number1061_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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