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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:


3/31/2020 - Roscoe C. Bristol

  

YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, Roscoe C. Bristol, First Selectman   

Canton Center native Roscoe C. Bristol (1880-1950) was elected first selectman of Canton in 1940 and served until his death.  He attended local schools and between 1909 and 1919 operated a dairy farm on River Road in Collinsville.  He began work at the Canton creamery Association in 1919 and was manager from 1922 to 1937.  

Bristol was a member of the Canton Center Congregational Church and served as treasurer for 26 years. He was a member of the Village Lodge of Masons and Cawasa Grange.  In 1904 he married Emma Louise Humphrey.  The couple had four daughters.  

Bristol had been in ill health for several months.  He died not long after being taken to Hartford Hospital.  The funeral was held at the church and conducted by Reverend Russell E. Angell, with a masonic service at the Ventres funeral home in Collinsville.  

Roscoe C. Bristol is buried in Dyer Cemetery, Canton.  


“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  It will appear on or about 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 are welcome and should be addressed to Deputy Town Historian David Leff at onktaadn@comcast.net 




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Kathleen Taylor
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David K. Leff
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Location: 40 Dyer Ave, Canton, CT 06019