Probate/Estate Record of Kyuichi Nomoto

Probate/Estate Record of Kyuichi Nomoto


Title Proper F0 GR2202 REEL B09023 FILE 31786
Date(s) 1944
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Scope and content
This is the probate record of Kyuichi Nomoto, who died in Essondale Hospital on 30 June 1944. He was placed in the mental hospital after residing in New Denver. His probate petitioner and widow, Kiku Nomoto, currently residing in Greenwood, declared Nomoto and herself “Japanese National[s].” The Office of the Custodian consented to the appointment of Kiku as executrix but advised that the BC Security Commission be given details of the assets and liabilities. However, upon review by the Attorney-General, it was decided that the Minister of Finance needed to be consulted in the case of succession to a Japanese national. The Minster decided that it could not give consent and that the letter of administration be revoked. Nomoto received a pension from the United Church of Canada.
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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 Kyuichi Nomoto
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