Masaaki Maruno

Masaaki Maruno

Maruno was born on 22 May 1919. He was a shipper for Union Fish Company. His family includes Yoshiye Maruno (mother; nee Yoshiye Onishi; deceased at time of file), Kichitaro Maruno (father; deceased at time of file), Haruko Maruno (sister; owner of 461 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC), Hinaye Alice Maruno (sister; owner of 2275 McGill Street, Vancouver, BC), and Eizaburo Maruno (brother). His home address is listed as 504 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Revelstoke, BC. His listed seized property includes 504 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, a “Japanese style” rooming house which was eventually sold to John Zambosky after a series of unsuccessful tenancies, including a man who collected rent from the tenants and fled with the money, leading the gas, water, and lights to be shut off.


Regularized NameMasaaki Maruno
Custodian Identification Number1539
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceRevelstoke, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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