CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY
KEARNS & VIRGINIATOWN, ONTARIO

The Gallina Family, Kearns Ontario, 1959.

The following email was received in late September 2006 from Giuseppe Gallina who lives in Italy. I've re-written his words, but the gist of it remains the same.

" I have searched for a long time for information about Kearns because my father, Stefano, was born there on 26 December 1958.

" The attached photos were taken in 1959 -- in this period my grandparents lived in Kearns, and my grandfather worked at a gold mine, I think Chesterville, where he died in an accident when my father was about 6 months old. His body was not recovered from the mine.

" I think it's impossible for you to recognise the place where they lived by the background in the photos. I would like to know anything about Kearns and the Chesterville mine. What is there now in those places?

" I know my grandfather only from these photos, so it's very important for me know something about the places where he lived. "

If you knew his grandparents, please contact

Stephano Gallina, born in Kearns, December 1958

Stephano Gallina, born in Kearns, December 1958.
The photo was taken on Kearns Avenue.

Gallina, Kearns, 1958

These are Stephano's parents. His father was killed in a mining accident in 1959.
Did you know them? Their grandson wants to talk to you.

Gallina, Kearns, 1959

Stephano Gallina's mother is on the right.
Who is the woman on the left?

Stephano Gallina, Kearns, 1959

Stephano Gallina and his mother.
Photo taken on Kearns Avenue.

Stephano Gallina, Kearns, 1959

Stephano Gallina and his mother.
Where was this photo taken?

Gallina, Kearns, 1959

Another of Stephano Gallina's mother.
Where was this photo taken?

Stephano Gallina, Kearns, 1959

Stephano Gallina, Kearns, 1959.
Where was this photo taken?


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