1538: Masao Murakami

1538: Masao Murakami

Masao Murakami

Murakami was born on 14 January 1914. He was a sawmill worker employed by Alberta Lumber Company Limted. His family includes Yoshi Murakami (mother; nee Yoshi Imamura) and Hatsuki Murakami (brother). His home address is listed as 1662 West Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was interned at Angler, ON, on 6 October 1942 and released 22 December 1942 on condition of accepting employment by The Pigeon River Timber Company, Fort William ON, and reporting to their office in Neys, ON. He was forcibly uprooted to 23 Huron Avenue, Toronto, ON, 365 King Street West, Toronto, ON and 170 Christie Street, Toronto, ON, care of Gibson Broom Company. His listed seized property includes real estate he owned with his brother which was sold to Jean Thompson.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 January 1914
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9321 (73-141)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1538
Name Masao Murakami
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 25 November 1946



1538: Masao Murakami


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