Shinpei Murata

Shinpei Murata

He was born on 1 July 1903. He was a self-employed cleaner and dryer. His family includes Akira Murata (father), Misao Murata (mother), Hanae Murata (wife; nee Hanae Yonemura) and Frank Murata [also listed as Shuji Murata] (son). His home address is listed as 2379 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameShinpei Murata
Custodian Identification Number11735
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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