Disturbing the Dead?
The Smith/Land Family of Read Island & Port Neville, BC 

Daisy Pearl McLennan told her family very little about her childhood, but she couldn’t resist a prideful boast that she’d been the first white child born on Read Island, BC, on February 12, 1893. She said her mother died in childbirth and shortly thereafter her heartbroken father sent her to an orphanage, where he sometimes visited. When she came of age she lived with her father for a time. And that was it. End of story.

But, Daisy’s birth date matched that of a child born into very difficult […]