Kunisaburo Murao

Kunisaburo Murao

He was born on 3 October 1882. He was a fish packer employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Hide Murao (father), Jitsu Murao (wife), Teru Murao (daughter; in Japan), Hisao Murao (daughter; in Japan), and Setsuko Murao (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Dyke Inlet 1st Avenue, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKunisaburo Murao
Custodian Identification Number5268
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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