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Wong Kong Ying et al

As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths.   They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.

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BC Archives GR-0431

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Names of Witnesses. Pages

Const. M. J. Condon, B.C.P.P. 1 and 2. Clive Thomas Simpson 2 to 10 Peter Tom 10 to 18 King Faun 18 to 20 Joe Ming (Chew Ming) 20 and 21 Gore Fong 21


Dr. J.C. Thomas, M.D. 23 to 25

P. Wheadon 25 to 28 Sam Nomeland 28 to 32 Chin Yee Han 32 to 33 George Yip (Interpreter) 33 to 24 Chin Yee Han (Recalled) 34 to 28 C. T. Simpson (Recalled) 38 to 40 King Faun (Recalled) 40 to 42 Peter Tom (Recalled) 42 to 45 Omar 45 to 50 D. M. Colquhoun 50 to 59 Chine Yee Han (Recalled) 59. King Faun (Recalled) 59 to 60 Peter Tom (Recalled) 60 to 61.

Summing up by Mr. Leighton 62.

Summing up by Coroner 63. Verdict. 64.

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