Kumi Wada

Kumi Wada

She was born on 5 January 1903. Her maiden name is Kumi Sakamoto. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Tame Sakamoto (mother; nee Tame Hisakawa), Torihei Sakamoto (father), Kazuo Wada (husband), Jean Wada [also listed as Yoko Wada] (daughter; born in 1943 in Picture Butte, AB), Sackie Wada (daughter), and Yoshiyaki Wada (son). Her home address is listed as Parker Road, Ruskin, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameKumi Wada
Custodian Identification Number2974
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Ruskin


Custodian Case Files (1)


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