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!

Sep 14

Reverend Benjamin Huntoon (1792 - 1864)

Posted on September 14, 2019 at 1:42 PM by Patty Ryburn

Born 28 Nov 1792 in Salisbury, NH, Benjamin Huntoon graduated from Dartmouth College in 1817 before attending the Theological Seminary at Andover, MA 1819-1820.

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Aug 16

Joseph Henry Hatfield (1863 - 1928)

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 2:59 PM by Patty Ryburn

Joseph Henry Hatfield holds the curious distinction of being credited as much for his manufacture of paints, as for his richly creative use of them.

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Jul 18

Thomas Hewes Hinckley (1813 - 1896)

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:39 PM by Patty Ryburn

Born in Milton, MA in 1813, Thomas Hewes HInckley spent his long life immortalizing the inhabitants both domesticated and wild in and around the fields, pastures and grazing lands of Milton and Canton from his backyard which featured the Blue Hills.

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