1598: Masayoshi Murakami

1598: Masayoshi Murakami


He was born on 9 August 1912. He also went by the names Philip Masayoshi Murakami and Masayoshi Yorky Murakami. He was a farmer who worked with his father. His family includes Suki Murakami (mother; nee Okano), Morihei Murakami [also listed as Morikei Murakami] (father), Shigeko Murakami (wife; nee Shigeko Mikado), and Masaru John Murakami (son; born 26 May 1939). His home address is listed as R.M.D. No. 1, Ganges, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Magrath, AB and 946 Albert Street, Moose Jaw SK. His real estate, a 65-acre lot on Salt Spring Island, was seized and sold. His other listed seized property includes a Singer sewing machine, a baby’s crib, tools, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 August 1912
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Magrath, AB
C-9321 (2363-2410)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1598
Name Masayoshi Murakami
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 05 October 1950



1598: Masayoshi Murakami


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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