12263: Masa Murakami

12263: Masa Murakami

Masa Murakami

She was born on 22 March 1896. Her maiden name is Masa Shiraiwa. She was a dressmaker employed by Mr. Iwata, 368 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Shika Shiraiwa (mother), Shigekichi Shiraikawa (father), Samizo Murakami (husband), Emiko Samizo (daughter), Satoko Murakami (daughter), Kimiko Murakami (daughter), and Akiko Murakami (daughter). Her home address is listed as 376 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 22 March 1896
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan Extension, BC
C-9414 (968-973)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12263
Name Masa Murakami



12263: Masa Murakami


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