Portrait of Augustus Hemenway

Canton Local History Blog

Patty Ryburn, Local History Librarian at the Canton Public Library, will periodically share her research into town history, library history and genealogy.  Feel free to email her any questions you may have at caill@ocln.org!

Nov 13

Augustus Hemenway (1853 - 1931)

Posted on November 13, 2019 at 1:45 PM by Patty Ryburn

The youngest child and only son in the family of five born to Edward Augustus Holyoke Hemenway and Mary (Tileston) Hemenway, young Augustus Hemenway was raised in great wealth balanced by an example of philanthropy set by both of his parents.

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Nov 13

Daniel Thomas Vose Huntoon (1842 - 1886)

Posted on November 13, 2019 at 1:45 PM by Patty Ryburn

Not merely Canton’s most well-known and early published historian, founding member and first president of the Canton Historical Society, Daniel Thomas Vose Huntoon appears here to have been a bit of a poet as well.

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Nov 12

Carroll Thayer Berry (1886 - 1978)

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 3:52 PM by Patty Ryburn

Born in New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine, the son of a dairy farmer, Carroll Thayer Berry’s early adult life was a result of his determination to trade in a farming career for his own path as an engineer before he ultimately came to realize his natural talents as a multi-faceted artist.

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