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Toshiye Hoshiko: Law

Toshiye Hoshiko owned a farm south of Vancouver. For over twenty years she raised chickens and harvested fruit trees. She was widowed in 1932, when her children were young.

When she was uprooted in 1942, Toshiye registered her property with the Office of the Custodian. She joined her eldest son in Montreal to wait out the internment.

In June 1944, the Custodian notified Toshiye that her farm had been sold.

Library and Archives Canada, RG33-69, RG117-A-1, RG117-C-3

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