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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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Ah Come sworn according to China Custom.

She did not see Chee Quy kick her.

She was asleep and did not see him take the child away. It was about 9 or 10 o’clock in the morning.

Mooe Mooe wake her up she went into the room where Foo Hoy was and found her lying in the floor in a good deal of blood. Thought Foo Hoy was dead, gave some medicine and she woke up.

She asked her (Ah Come) about Chee Quy kicking her.

Two or three weeks after this Chee Quy came to Lightning Creek to Ah Come’s house and tried to cut the bar of her door, pushed boy back then he knock at the door that is inside. She was afraid it was someone drunk.

He was knocking at the door for an hour and then he called Foo Hoy. Foo Hoy let Chee Quy come in. He tried to strike Foo Hoy and took a knife and tried to cut the blankets and other clothes and broke her earrings.

Next day he went over to Williams Creek.

Some weeks after he came to her house again and wanted Foo Hoy to go to Williams Creek with him. She did not want to go.

By the juror – Did she hear the child cry? No, she did not inquire about the child.

Chee Quy did not say anything.

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

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