1433: Yasukichi Murao

1433: Yasukichi Murao

Yasukichi Murao

Murao was born on 03 January 1905. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yone Nariiwa [possibly Yone Murao] (mother), Fukumatsu [possibly Fukumatsu Murao] (father), Hatsu Murao (wife; nee Hatsu Nariiwa), Shoko Murao (daughter; also known as Shiyoko Shirley Murao, born on 24 February 1936), Nobuko Murao (daughter; born on 04 July 1937), Mitsuyo Murao (daughter; born on 08 January 1939), Akihiro Murao (son; born on 16 April 1940), and Toyoji Murao (son; born on 03 October 1942). He lived at Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. He forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “Y.M.” [possibly “Ben State”]; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 03 January 1905
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9319 (703-744)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1433
Name Yasukichi Murao
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 30 October 1950



1433: Yasukichi Murao


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