Involved with Belle Adams' Trial
Belle Adams, a.k.a Bella Pettie a.k.a Zella Adams a.k.a Zella Ward, was
born in 1875. She was a daughter of a well to do farmer of O'Brien's Station,
Kings County near Seattle. She married Mr. Adams in 1895 and had one child
with him. She was not a happily married woman. When Mrs. Adams left for
the Klondike, she decided to abandon her marriage and child to head to
Victoria with Charles Kincaid. Adams was an alleged sex trade worker in
Victoria, British Columbia.
Charles or Chas Atkinson:
He was married to Jeanette Atkinson and was born September 30, 1870 in
England. He immigrated to Canada in 1893 and became an engineer.
Resided at the Burnes House in Bastion Square and was a witness for the
defense during the trial.
The young woman that Kincaid was supposedly leaving Adams for.
Francis B, Gregory:
Born August 23, 1862 in New Brunswick of Scottish decent. He was a barrister/lawyer
in the City of Victoria.
Resident at the Empire Hotel. He was also a witness for the defense during
J. E. Hawkins:
A "colored attorney" from the Seattle area. He was also a witness
for the defense during the trial.
Sergeant John Hawton:
Was married to wife Susan Hawton. John was born May 29, 1839 in England
and immigrated to Canada in 1870. John was a Sergeant for the Victoria
Justice Panlus A Irving:
Judge of the BC Supreme Court. Born April 3 1857 in Ontario. Husband of
Diana Irving and father of one daughter.
A "colored woman" who testified for the prosecution during the
Charles Kincaid, referred to as Charlie Brown by friends, worked as a
pianist and guitarist. He was born in Kansas City in 1870. Like Belle
Adams, he was married. He had two children and eventually became a widower.
He married again and moved to Nelson, BC with his wife in 1895. He moved
to Victoria in January 1898 and the infatuated Belle Adams followed him.
Bartender at the Empire Hotel. He was also a witness for the defense during
Friend of Belle Adams. Testified on behalf of the defense during the trial.
Constable Frank Murray:
Was married to wife Rose Murray. Frank was born November 6, 1864 in British
Columbia of Irish parents. Frank was a Constable for the Victoria City
Detective Thomas Palmer:
Was married to wife Kate Palmer and father of five children. Thomas was
born December 17, 1864 in England and immigrated to Canada in 1890. Thomas
was a detective for the Victoria City Police.
Dr. R. L. Fraser:
Born December 11, 1859 in Ontario. Husband of Elizabeth Fraser and father
of two children. Physician in Victoria.
A "Chinaman" who worked cleaning the rooms at the Empire Hotel.
Born June 12, 1845 in China.
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