11393: Ekinosuke Murotani

11393: Ekinosuke Murotani

Ekinosuke Murotani

Former name Ekinosuke Ota, adopted into Murotani family. He was born on 23 January 1893. He was a watchman employed by Department of Mines and Resources. His family includes Kanu Murotani (wife; in Japan), Kaichi Ota (father), Natsu Ota (mother), Yasuyo Murotani (daughter; in Japan). He lived in Jedway, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 January 1893
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Hope, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9407 (2319-2358)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11393
Name Ekinosuke Murotani



11393: Ekinosuke Murotani


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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