Sumi Tateyama

Sumi Tateyama

She was born on 15 December 1901. Her maiden name is Sumi Nishio. Her occupation is listed as “Farmer’s help”. Her family includes Sengami Nishio (mother; nee Sengami Kaji), Shintaro Nishio (father), Iwasuke Tateyama (husband), Ruriko Tateyama (daughter; in Japan), and Joe Tateyama (son). Her sons were living at Kaseda Cho Kawanabe gun Kagosluma Ken, Japan. Her home address is listed as Hatzic Prairie Road, Dewdney, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Iron Springs, AB.


Regularized NameSumi Tateyama
Custodian Identification Number1947
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Iron Springs, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Dewdney


Custodian Case Files (1)


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