Transcription Page

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.

*All transcriptions are provided by volunteers, and the accuracy of the transcriptions is not guaranteed. Please be sure to verify the information by viewing the image record, or visiting the BC Archives in person. 

BC Archives GR-0431

*Please note that archival source materials are original historical documents that have not been censored, reviewed or otherwise altered by the Royal BC Museum. Some materials may contain content that is racist, sexist or otherwise offensive. The Royal BC Museum is only the custodian of archival materials; the content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Royal BC Museum.

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

Cumberland Feb'y 27 / 19 that we your jury empanelled to enquire into the cause of the death of Lee Gee and Young Gow, find by evidence, adduced, before us, that the said Lee Gee and Young Gow, on the 24th and 25th day of February, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen (1919) at a certain place known as No. 4. Yard, situated near Cumberland B. C. came to their deaths as the result of Railway Collision, and we the Jury return a verdict of accidental death.

We wish to add the following rider that we suggest in future that locomotives should proceed in front of passenger coaches.

[signed] Wm. Henderson, Foreman Edward H. Jones George Edward Willis Charles Reynolds J. J. Harwood Robert Dunn Webster Joseph Shaw, coroner

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Image 13 of 14