Probate/Estate Record of Kenichi Ota

Probate/Estate Record of Kenichi Ota


Title Proper F0 GR2202 REEL B08997 FILE 28616
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This is the probate record of Kenichi Ota, a mill worker, who died in New Westminster on 2 April 1942. The Office of the Custodian consented to the administration of Ota’s estate stating that if Ota and his wife (also deceased) “resided outside enemy controlled territory and if the beneficiary resides outside such territory and has not been interned in Canada or by our allies, the Custodian will not interfere…” Ota had owned “an undivided one-half interest” in a parcel of land in New Westminster.
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Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



Probate/Estate Record of Kenichi Ota
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