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!

Dec 12

Ahauton

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 8:44 PM by Patty Ryburn

The Native American surname, Ahauton, appears repeatedly in Canton’s very early records-- from the mid 1600’s through the 1700’s--and is found as early in the town’s recorded history as that of any Christian family surname.

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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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