A. L. Kinsey Park - Hearst, Ontario

Located at the end of 7th Street in Hearst, Ontario is a modest park that honors the memory of Doctor Albert Lauder Kinsey. Albert, the third son of Walter William Kinsey and Margaret Richardson, was born in Bracebridge, Ontario in 1884. After graduating from medical school at the University of Toronto, he decided to set up a practice in Hearst, Ontario.

Known as Bert to his friends and colleagues, Dr. Kinsey became Hearst's first practicing physician. He first arrived there in 1916.

Sadly, he was soon to face an overwhelming tragedy; In 1919, not only did he lose his wife but also two of his three children to the Spanish Flu epidemic.

It is said that he never recovered from the emotional devastation of his great loss. He died in 1922 in Gravenhurst, Ontario at the Muskoka Sanitorium for TB. Upon his death Dr. Kinsey left his medical instruments to the local hospital in Hearst that he helped start.

In A. L. Kinsey Park, a plaque was installed in June 1992 by the Town of Hearst to mark the important service that Dr. Kinsey had made to the people of Hearst.


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