Probate/Estate Record of Kyuichi Nomoto (2)

Probate/Estate Record of Kyuichi Nomoto (2)


Title Proper F0 GR2202 REEL B09029 FILE 32525
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
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. This probate record addresses the previous attempt of Nomoto’s widow, Kiku Nomoto, to execute his estate. Previously the Minister of Finance had denied her the appointment of executrix because she was a Japanese national. With the consent of the Custodian of Enemy Property, the Minister appointed administration of Nomoto’s estate to the Official Administrator of the County of Vancouver. The Bill of Costs for this probate, and the previous one, indicate that the administration of Nomoto’s estate was a lengthy endeavour involving a wide range of interests likely due to the confusion surrounding the Nomotos’ citizenship and their rights. One noteworthy liability of the estate is the repayment to the BC Security Commission for care at the Provincial Mental Hospital.
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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 Kyuichi Nomoto (2)
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