Sumi Yamasaki

Sumi Yamasaki

Her maiden name was Sumi Yamamoto. She was born on 13 June 1911. She was a store clerk. Her family includes Wakichi Yamamoto (father), Tsude Yamamoto (mother; nee Tsude Yasuda), and Takashi Yamasaki (husband). Her home address is listed as 406 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameSumi Yamasaki
Custodian Identification Number10929
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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