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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[Coronor] 1 Information of Witnesses. Canada: Providence of British Columbia. County of Nanaime To Wit: Cumberland
Information of Witness severally taken and acknowledged on behalf of our sovereign Lord the king, touching the death of Young Gow at Cumberland, in the city of Cumberland in the County of Nanaime , on the 20th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty before me, John Baird, one of his Majesty's Coroners for the said county, on an Inquisition then and there taken on view of the body of the said Young Gow, then and there lying dead, as follows, to wit:
Yee Fuen . Sam Dew, Thes. Wright