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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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Mooe Mooe child aged 10 knows she must tell the truth

Says she did not speak Chee Quy on Wms Creek.

Did not know Foo Hay had a baby – by interpreter.

Did not tell Chee Quy that Foo Hoy killed the baby.

Chee Quy came to Foo Hoy when she had the bellyache on April 24. Chee Quy hit Foo Hoy in the belly. Chee Quy take a rice pack into the room the left of the room to wake up Foo Hoy’s mother to give Foo Hoy’s medicine.

By the jury

did not hear the baby cry

By the Jury

The say Chee Quy wrap the child in a pair of white linen pants and put it into a rice sack

By the jury

The child did not cry or move

By the jury

Was Foo Hoy’s mother present? No Chee Quy took the child away first in the sack.

By the jury -

Did Foo Hoy ask for her baby?

Yes and then Mooe Mooe told her that Chee Quy took it way in a rice sack.

Yong King Soo Lang

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

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