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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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