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Infant Daughter of Foo Hoy

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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July 10th

Saul Archer Constable sworn Saturday morning about ½ past 9 o’clock I went to the old shaft [?] in the Vancouver Ground. Could not find the body of the child. Ah Flang gave information that a child had been thrown down a shaft in Lightning Creek. He described to Lindsay, Chief Constable the place where the child had been thrown down.

Went back on Sunday and found the body. This is the body inspected by the jury.

The Chinawoman supposed to be the mother of the child pointed out to one the place where the body of the child was.

S Archer

BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 1 File 7 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions / inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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