To the Mid-20th Century

Our History
Prior to coming to Canada
From Finland to Canada
The latter half of the 20th Century
Kalle Maukonen's Heritage
Kalle Tobias Maukonen
Henry Ilmari Maukonen
Niilo Jalmari Maukonen
Unto Eric Maukonen
Norman Lauri Maukonen
The family of Kalle & Emma
In Recent Times
Sanoma Maukonen
Sharing our interests
Maukonens across the globe
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     The Maukonen boys (left to right):
     Neil, Karl, Norman, Eric and Henry with their father, Kalle.

The five boys were all born in Toronto but we understand that they were taken back to Finland on one occasion. We believe the trip was made because Edla's health was a matter of some concern. Edla died at an early age leaving Kalle with the sole care of five boys.

The three oldest boys were temporarily placed in an orphanage in Toronto, and the two babies were placed in two different homes of family friends; people of Finnish background. These arrangements were necessary because of the nature of Kalle's work as a tailor. He was not allowed to see the boys in the orphanage but would come and visit them, speaking through the fence when they were playing outside. Henry told that every Sunday they were taken to one of four downtown churches and were seated together as the "orphan kids."

   Karl and Henry Maukonen.

   Believed to be
   Neil and Eric Maukonen.

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