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Ing Com

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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Bear owing to a report brought in by Ah Tye - I told them I had not: but had seen a Bear and thought it not safe for them to go without more help, so they turned back with me - Yesterday I went with a large party of men to look for "Ing Com" who had not been heard of since - and when within 25 or 30 feet of where I first saw the hat on Thursday last, we found some Bones which we collected and brought home in a box; they are those we have just examined, viz a skull, 2 arm and one leg bones; also a handkerchief and Hat, which I identify as belonging to "Ing Com" the deceased.

Frank Gee - Sworn, says - I left the Forks on the afternoon of Sunday last, to go to Keithley Crossing; I slept on the trail about 14 Miles out; next morning I started again and about 1½ miles on I saw three hats on the trail; just alongside the last hat were a few plugs of Tobacco, a handkerchief some Barket Tea and the remains of a pair of Boots, and a few feet farther off the ground was strewn with remnants of torn clothing and bones. I found the skull about 4 or 500 feet from the trail.

By Hugh Doak - Were you looking for "Ing Com's" remains when you found the skull?

Answer Yes!


BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 1 File 4 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions / inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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