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Lee Gee and Young Gow

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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I examined the body of deceased Lee Gee of Mr Burks [ ? ] [? ] on Tues. 25th and found as follows. There was bleeding from ears, nose, mouth seemingly suggestive of a fracture of the bone of the skull. There was a fracture of left [ ? ] bone and several [ ? ] on left side of head both arms [and?] left hip. Judging from history of injury and examination of body I believe death was due to shock and brain injury as a result of a fracture of the bone of the skull.

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