Sumi Takata

Sumi Takata

She was born on 20 September 1918. She was a houseworker employed by Mrs. E. P. LaBelle, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Maki Takata (mother; nee Maki Tazima), and Sueki Takata (father). Her home address is listed as 837 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC.


Regularized NameSumi Takata
Custodian Identification Number8502
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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