Katsutaro Suyama

Katsutaro Suyama

He was born on 3 March 1891. He was a millworker employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsu Suyama (mother), Kenzo Suyama (father), Sonoko Suyama (wife; nee Sonoko Sasayama), Matsue Suyama (daughter), Shigeo Suyama (son), Norie Suyama (daughter), and Masaru Suyama (son). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameKatsutaro Suyama
Custodian Identification Number8120
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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