1050: Magoji Murata

1050: Magoji Murata

Magoji Murata

He was born on 05 August 1893. He was a fisherman employed by North Pacific Cannery. His family includes Take Murata (mother; nee Take Nishimura), Tomekichi Murata (father), Oteima Murata [possibly Tome Murata] (wife; in Japan), Toshiko Murata (daughter; in Japan) and Ukio Murata (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as PO Box 2, Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 August 1893
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Sandon, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9315 (137-146)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1050
Name Magoji Murata
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 19 November 1946



1050: Magoji Murata


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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