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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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September 30th - $59.30. Practically all food that time, I think.
October 7th - $121.95 - Mostly food; well, quite a lot of tobacco and clothes, but mostly food.
October 7th - $38.55 - Lam Guey See. - One for No. 1 Camp and another for Camp No. 2 apparently - same date.
October 20th - $46.91 - Camp No. 2
October 31st - $47.75

Juryman. Q. 364 Which camp is that?

A. King Faun Camp. That must be Camp No. 1 I presume.
October 31st - $4.25 and again $10.80. The $4.25 is marked Lam Guey See and the $10.80 invoice is King Faun Camp.
November 25th, King Faun Camp - $50.50.
November 28th - Lam Guey See $12.50.
December 9th, King Faun Camp - $19.84.
December 9th, King Faun Old Camp - $41.11
December 20th - King Faun Camp - Lam Guey See - we will try and get an explanation of that later - $36.40.
January 10th, 1934, $84.65 to King Faun old Camp, and the same date $31.85 to Lam Guey See.
Approximately $210.00 during December and January.

Juryman. Q.365 That is for both camps?

A. Mr. L. That is for both camps, and of course that includes tobacco and clothing.
I will put these accounts is as an exhibit - EXHIBIT No. 1

CHIN YEE HAN RECALLED: Q. 366 Did your firm ship all the goods that were asked for?

A. On most of the cases I did fill all the orders, except on one occasion.

Q. 367 When was the one occasion? Why didn't you fill it?

A. Because I think I ship about two months' goods to the camp and did not receive any payment, so I take off some of the goods from the order.

Q. 368 Who send you the order?

A. From the party at the camp.

Q. 369 Did they come direct to you from the Camp always by mail.

A.. Sometimes they send directly to me; sometime Mr. King Faun


BC Archives GR-0431 BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. Box 13 File 6 Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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