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Your Silent Neighbors

Take a tour through the past with “Your Silent Neighbors", which introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.

Readers are encouraged to visit these grave sites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today. Any suggestions, questions, or corrections should be addressed to Deputy Town Historian David Leff at onktaadn@comcast.net.

Choose a name from the list to begin your journey into Canton's Past:


9/19/2018 - Howard A. Bristol

Your Silent Neighbor
by David K. Leff
Canton Town Historian

Howard A. Bristol (1875-1962) was born and grew up in Canton. He worked as a farmer and building contractor. For many years he ran a lumber, sawmill and ice company. In his role as a builder, he constructed many cottages on Long Island Sound and houses throughout the state.

Bristol was survived by his wife Bertha Case Bristol and two sons, Fenn and Kenneth, all of Canton. Funeral Services were held at the Charles H. Vincent & Sons Funeral Home on Albany Turnpike with Reverend Jerry Freiert officiating.

Howard A. Bristol is buried in the Canton Springs Cemetery on Canton Springs Road.

“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  It will appear on the first and fifteenth of each month.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.  Any suggestions, questions, or corrections should be addressed to Town Historian David Leff at onktaadn@comcast.net




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