Tei Suyama

Tei Suyama

She was born on 5 March 1906. Her maiden name is Tei Takeshita. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hisakichi Suyama (husband), Tokugi Suyama (son), Mashiro Suyama (son), Kunio Suyama (son), Meiko Suyama (daughter), Yoshimi Suyama (daughter), Juneko Suyama (daughter), and Eiji Suyama (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 129, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTei Suyama
Custodian Identification Number6876
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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