Magoji Murata

Magoji Murata

He was born on 05 August 1893. He was a fisherman employed by North Pacific Cannery. His family includes Take Murata (mother; nee Take Nishimura), Tomekichi Murata (father), Oteima Murata [possibly Tome Murata] (wife), Toshiko Murata (daughter) and Ukio Murata (son). His home address is listed as PO Box 2, Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameMagoji Murata
Custodian Identification Number1050
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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