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!

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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Jun 20

Augustus Hemenway (1853-1931)

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:26 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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Jun 12

Crane's Guards

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:13 PM by Matt Amory

The Canton Public Library is pleased to offer for public viewing a local treasure on loan from the Canton Historical Society.

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