Creighton Mine Finnish Residents

Finnish Residents & Commercial Businesses In Creighton Mine

The following addresses and names were researched by Paula K. Rautanen who lived in Creighton as a child.  The Finnish Canadian Historical Society thanks Paula for allowing the information to be added to their website.


Creighton Mine Circa 1952


George, Albert, Travers, French, Nicholas & 
Kitchener Streets

1 A or B George St.   - Santala, Fred & Roy

2 George Street        - Bill (William) & Lyyli Oja & son Voitto

3B George Street      - Toivo & Maija Hautamaki daughter Pirjo

6 George Street        - Jalmari Kursi Bobby

19 ? George Street    - Wilhelm Holopainen Miriam

20 George Street      - Karl & Mary Suutari & Ray,Arnold / M. Kotanen

23 George Street      - Hjalmar (Jalo) Mäki’s apts.   Rautanen / Ramakko

25 George Street      - Bill & Sylvi Yröla

49A George Street    - Frank Anderson’s Dairy / P.J. Staple’s Ladies Wear

60 George Street      - Andersons

 

5A Albert Street        - Pentti & Liisa Motttonen & Rita, Esa, Bobby

6A Albert Street        - Matti & Hilma Linna

10A Albert Street      - Heikki & Ellen Rautanen & Pirkko, Paula, Perry

11 Albert Street        - Erkki & Raili Ramakko & Seija, Osmo

13 Albert Street        - Reino Hytti

14 Albert Street        - Villi & Aili (o.s. Nelson) Mäki & Aileen, Leonard, Judy

15 Albert Street        - David & Wendy Syvanen, Sara, Karl

20 Albert Street        - Finnish Boarding House Frank Anderson

 

3 Traverse Street      - Lauri & Taimi Huhtala daughter Anita

4A Traverse Street    - Emil & Aili Kaukonen

4B Traverse Street    - Villi & Aili Mäki   

8 Traverse Street      - Vesteri & Martta Rintala & Voitto, Ann, John, & Kalevi

French Street           - Reino Niemela

                              - Olavi & Aira Hukari son Matti

6 Nicholas Street      - Toby & Toini Vickman son Alan 

1 Miller Street / 10 Kitchener – Edward & Lily (o.s. Mäki) Cushnir & son Richard

 

Snider, Lake Streets, Hughes & Copper Cliff Road

 

34 Copper Cliff Road       - John & Lempi Takala daughter Anneli Silverson son Arvo

3 Hughes Street   Texaco Service   - Arvo & Mary (o.s. Syvanen) Takala & Litza

 

 Snider Street          - Otto & Selma Niemelainen

20 Snider Street      - Teacher’s residence

6A Lake Street        - A. Puteri

8A Lake Street        - Bill & Alma Kautto Doreen, Shirley

9 Lake Street          - Nick & Tyyne Mäki Taisto, Aili

11 Lake Street        - Erkki & Esteri Eerola

12 or 13 Lake St.    - Arvo Jantti

17 Lake Street        - Abeli & Helmi Mäki daughter Lily

19 Lake Street        - John & Bertha Valiaho son Arvo

                            - Toby & Toini Vickman son Alan

25 Lake Street        - Finn Hall / Lake Street Hall

28 Lake Street        - Mottonen’s

35 Lake Street        - Kangus

45 Lake Street        - Aino (o.s. Manninen) Mumford & Earl, Bill, Patricia

 

1 Miller Street / 10 Kitchener – Edward & Lily (o.s. Mäki) Cushnir & son Richard

 

Victoria, Edward, Alexandra, Grey, Connaught Streets

  

8 Victoria Street        - William & Ina Lepisto & Vieno, Arne

10 Victoria Street      - Emil Kaukonen

12 Victoria Street      - Toivo & Lyyli Rosenthal Kerttu

 

12 Edward Street      - Waino & Vera Lindholm daughter Airi

15 Edward Street      - Matti & Hilda Kotanen & Alf, Arne, Anne

 

14 Alexandra Street   - Erkki & Raili Ramakko & Seija,Osmo Brian

18 Alexandra Street   - J. Koskinen

19 Alexandra Street   - Taisto & Aino Aho & Terttu.Allan,Eini, Mark

21 Alexandra Street   - Frank & Hannah Anderson

22 Alexandra Street   - Ilmari & Muriel Tuuri & sons Tim,Ken,Wayne

25 Alexandra Street   - Matti & Impi Pajuluoma & son Pauli

47 Alexandra Street   - Robert Stephenson

Alexandra Street       - Isak & Impi Salo

 

13 Grey Street          - Lempi ( o.s. Anderson) Stephenson son Richard

14 Grey Street          - Eino & Lempi Maenpaa daughter Ingrid

 

7 Connaught Street   - Jussi & Maire Ikonen & Aino.Elvi,& Eino

8 Connaught Street   - Annti & Hanna Riutta & Kay, Ellen ,Allan

10 Connaught Street - Olavi & Kaina Mattinen & Nancy, Leonard, Brenda,Tom

 See George Street Central Map below

10 Victor Street        - Taisto & Ilma Mäki & Margretta, Brenda

11 Victor Street        - Eugene & Helmi Tahvanainen  

  

 Wavell Street 

 

22 Wavell Street        - Emil & Lyyli (o.s. Lepisto) Pera & Elmer, Helen                         

                               - Taisto Waine

25 Wavell Street        - Villi (Bill) & Aili Mäki & Aileen Chevrette, Leonard & Judy

33 & 58A Wavell St.   - Julius & Aili Ranta

35 Wavell Street        - Robert & Edith Stephenson

37 Wavell Street        - Jack & Helvi Anderson Jean, Richard, Karen

45 Wavell Street        - Arvo & Saimi Tuuri Ilmari

52A Wavell Street      - Bill & Martha Mäki & Norma

56 Wavell Street        - Sirkka

58B Wavell Street      - Pete & Lisa (o.s. Rauhala) Dumencu daughter Karen

61A Wavell Street      - Eugene & Helmi Tahvanainen & Irene, Barb, Martin

62 Wavell Street        - Arvi & Aili (aka Irene) Koskela & Gloria,Ellen,Arlene & Sandra

Wavell Street            - Viljo & Wilma Wickman

 

Farms off Wavell Street:

  • Kujamaki (Mäki)
  • Jacob & Sofia Mäkelä (later DeBurger)

North Star Farms:

  • Artu & Lyyti Mäki Sirkka, Lidia, Aino
  • Samuli Keskinen & Arnold, Bobby, Aili
  • Paul Johnson & Helvi Keller

 Off Hwy 536             

  •  Onni & Saima Seppala & Lillian

 

George Street Central 

Commercial Businesses in Creighton Mine

Magill’s Drug Store   1 Copper Cliff Road  

Dentist   2nd floor 1A Copper Cliff Road

Shell Service Station  3 Copper Cliff Road   (Petrenko’s Garage?)

Laundry / boarding house   6 Copper Cliff Road

Dr. Wm. Boyd McGruther   22 Copper Road

INCO Employee’s Club about 24 Copper Cliff Road

Gonella’s Bakery 5 Wellington Street

Kelly’s / Gorrie’s General Store (Trefiaks) 1 Mary Street

Creighton Mine Public School   30 George Street

Train Station Algoma Eastern Railway Tracks

Maki’s apts. 23 George Street

Carbone’s apts. 27 George Street

Sophie’s Hairdressing / Post Office 37 George Street

Tony Aiello’s Barber Shop   39 George Street

T.D. Bank   43 George Street

Fera & Celestini Red & White Grocery store   45 George Street

Creighton Credit Union   47 George Street

Carlo’s / Miner’s store 52 George Street

Restaurant 54 George Street

Rio Theatre (prev. Regent) 49 George Street

P.J. Staple’s Ladies Wear   49A George Street

Fievoli’s IGA grocery store 51 George Street

St. Michael’s Catholic Church & Cabrini Hall 10 Copper Cliff Road

Trinity United Church 3 Lake Street

 

This list was compiled by Paula K. Rautanen with the assistance of the following:

Martin Neva

Anita Huhtala- Suosalo

Graham Hodder

Pirjo Hautamäki – Hodder

Margretta Mäki- Corrigan

Perry Rautanen

Osmo Ramakko

Brian Ramakko

Alan Vickman

Ken Mäkelä

Aileen Mäki - Chevrette

Any corrections or additions to this list please contact Paula at (705) 522-7831 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.