Hakaru Sumida

Hakaru Sumida

She was born on 21 October 1907. She was a co-partner in a barber shop with Takeno Ono at 75 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Iyo Sumida (mother), Umakichi Sumida (father), Chojiro Sumida (husband), Tatsuo Sumida (son), Sumie Sumida (daughter), Masao Sumida (son), Yoshiko Sumida (daughter), and Setsuko Sumida (daughter). Her home address is listed as 75 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameHakaru Sumida
Custodian Identification Number12709
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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