Minoji Murai

Minoji Murai

He was born on 5 August 1881. He was a logger employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company. His family includes Kita Murai (wife). He lived in Dewdney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon and Slocan BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMinoji Murai
Custodian Identification Number10143
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

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