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John Marshall 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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INQUISITON Canada Province of British Columbia County of Vancouver

An Inquisition indented taken at Hamilton Bros and Municipal Hall, South Vancouver, British Columbia, the fourteenth and eighteenth days of November in the seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord the King, before me, Thomas W Jeffs, gentleman, one of the Coroners for our Lord the King, for the Province aforesaid, upon the view of the bodies of John Marshall, George Chaneller Smith, Annie Evans, Lorna Rusha Evans, Frank Keen, William Henry Walker, Kenneth Ritchie, Chin Fat Jip, Arno Elbert Willcock, William Gay good and lawful men of British Columbia, aforesaid, in the said Province, who being now here sworn and charged to inquire, on the part of our said Lord the King, when, where, how, and after what manner, the said John Marshall and George Chaneller Smith, Annie Evans, Lorna Rusha Evans, Frank Keen, William Henry Walker, Kenneth Ritchie, Chin Fat Jip, Arno Elbert Willcock only met their death on Nov 11th, 1916 between the hours of 6 and 7 pm by drowning at the North Arm Bridge, between the boundary of South Vancouver and Mitchell's Island,

BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 10 File 4 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions / inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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