1434: Kurazo Tsurui

1434: Kurazo Tsurui

Kurazo Tsurui

Tsurui was born on 16 January 1884. He was a cook at, and part owner with wife of, the restaurant at 237 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toyo Tsurui (wife). He lived at 237 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, where he died on 14 May 1943. His listed seized property includes: restaurant furniture and other belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 January 1884
Date of Death 14 May 1943
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9319 (745-752)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1434
Name Kurazo Tsurui
Not Before: 20 March 1942
Not After: 01 June 1947



1434: Kurazo Tsurui


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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