Tsuruko Sumi

Tsuruko Sumi

She was born on 9 November 1918. Her maiden name is Tsuruko Sasaki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Naka Sasaki (mother; nee Naka Sumi), Shigeru Sasaki (father), James Sumi [also listed as Keiji Sumi] (husband), Charles Sumi [also listed as Kazuo Sumi] (son), and Roy Sumi (son). Her home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Knotch Hill, BC.


Regularized NameTsuruko Sumi
Custodian Identification Number9191
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Knotch Hill, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Mayne Island


Custodian Case Files (1)


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