Yoichi Murao

Yoichi Murao

Bird Commission case file number 290. Custodian file number 4693. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_15_file_0290)
He was born in April 1879. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Shizue Murao (former wife; nee Shizue Matsuba), Kazue Murao (daughter), Tokuichiro Murao (son), Kazuji Murao (son), and Yoshiaki Murao (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 18, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameYoichi Murao
Custodian Identification Number4693
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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