Ekinosuke Murotani

Ekinosuke Murotani

Former name Ekinosuke Ota, adopted into Murotani family. He was born on 23 January 1893. He was a watchman employed by Department of Mines and Resources. His family includes Kanu Murotani (wife; in Japan), Kaichi Ota (father), Natsu Ota (mother), Yasuyo Murotani (daughter; in Japan). He lived in Jedway, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameEkinosuke Murotani
Custodian Identification Number11393
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Jedway


Custodian Case Files (1)


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