Marks Caroline
Caroline Marks was married to Frederick Marks. The couple had seven children, The eldest was Caroline Harvey. In 1863, the family moved from a farm on Waldron Island to Mayne Island. During the move, Frederick Marks and Caroline Harvey were separated from the family's other boat in a storm. The pair spent the night camping on a Saturna Island beach. During this unscheduled stop they were both murdered and robbed.1
The pregnant Caroline sent family friend Christian Mayer to look for the pair when they did not arrive on Mayne Island the following day. Mayer found their damaged boat and reported them missing.2 On 5 May, Caroline and her children were brought to Victoria on the HMS Forward, where she gave her statement of events and testified at the trial of Ul-wahn-uck, the man accused of the murders.3
  • 1. Arnett, Chris. 1999. The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863. Burnaby, B.C.: Talonbooks, 111-113
  • 2. Ibid., 113
  • 3. Ibid., 258
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