The Gladys We Never Knew

Knickerbocker, Nancy
Date Written:  2015-07-04
Publisher:  The Tyee
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17669

According to the Vital Statistics Act document entitled ''RETURN OF DEATH OF AN INDIAN,'' Gladys Chapman was 12 years, 10 months, and 12 days old on April 29, 1931, when she died in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Occupation of the deceased was listed as ''Schoolgirl.'' On her death certificate, Dr. M.G. Archibald reported ''acute dilation of heart'' as the cause of death, with tuberculosis as the secondary cause. The duration of death was “several days.”

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