Shizuye Murao

Shizuye Murao

She was born on 1 November 1920. Her maiden name is Shizuye Wakabayashi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kino Wakabayashi (mother; nee Kino Kobayashi), Yokichi Wakabayashi (father), Tokuichiro Murao (husband), and Takeshi Murao (son). Her home address is listed as House No. 20 Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameShizuye Murao
Custodian Identification Number5469
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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