Masazo Murai

Masazo Murai

He was born on 20 October 1899. He was a logger. His family includes Tao Murai (mother), Sadakichi Murai (father), Kofuji Murai (wife), Yoshio Murai (son), Kazuo Murai (son), Tsutomu Murai (son), Takako Murai (daughter), Masaru Murai (son), Mariko Murai (daughter); and Tamotsu Murai (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Fanny Bay, BC. Coombs, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameMasazo Murai
Custodian Identification Number15163
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Fanny Bay


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