Sui Umetsu

Sui Umetsu

She was born on 8 December 1889. Her maiden name is Sui Ando. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hiro Ando (mother; nee Hiro Watanabe), Satoji Ando (father), Yohei Umetsu (husband), Masatoshi Umetsu (son), Toru Umetsu (son), two unnamed children living in Japan. Her home address is listed as 2052 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. Telegraph Cove, BC and 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSui Umetsu
Custodian Identification Number12782
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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