Kofuji Murai

Kofuji Murai

She was born on 10 January 1902. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kiyo Kawasaki (mother), Yokichi Kawasaki [possibly Yokuchi Kawasaki] (father), Masazo Murai (husband), Tamotsu Murai (son; in Japan), Tsutomu Murai (son), Takako Murai (daughter), Yoshio Murai (son), Kazuo Murai (son), Masaru Murai (son), and Mariko Murai (daughter; born 1943). Her home address is listed as Box 40, Coombs, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Rosebery, BC.


Regularized NameKofuji Murai
Custodian Identification Number4716
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Coombs


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