1220: Masaki Murakami

1220: Masaki Murakami

Masaki Murakami

Murakami was born on 26 June 1910. He was a section hand employed by Great Northern Railway, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Ato Murakami (mother; nee Ato Kudo; n/r [possibly means not registered]), Manjiro Murakami (father; n/r [possibly means not registered]), and Sueno Murakami (sister). He lived at 316 Pembina Street, New Westminster, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Taft, BC and Beamsville, ON. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; cat; dog; sewing machine; gramophone and phonograph records; Buddha shrine; radio.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 June 1910
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Taft, BC
Beamsville, ON
C-9316 (1164-1183)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1220
Name Masaki Murakami
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 25 October 1946



1220: Masaki Murakami


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