1222: Tanekichi Murakami

1222: Tanekichi Murakami

Tanekichi Murakami

Murakami was born on 24 July 1884. He was a cannery hand employed by Kildala Cannery, Rivers Inlet, BC. His family includes Mine Murakami (mother), Fusakichi Murakami (father), and Nobu Murakami (wife; nee Nobu Kajioka; in Japan). He lived at Kildala Cannery, Rivers Inlet, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “T.M.”; tools; clothing.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 July 1884
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Solsqua, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
C-9316 (1197-1207)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1222
Name Tanekichi Murakami
Not Before: 24 March 1942
Not After: 10 October 1946



1222: Tanekichi Murakami


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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