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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.

“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.

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


7/1/2019 - Frank H. Pierce

YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, Frank H. Pierce, Collins Company Worker
by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate and Deputy Town Historian

When he died late on a Friday night at age 85 while home on Torrington Avenue, Frank H. Pierce (1874-1960) was the oldest member of the Collinsville Congregational Church. Born in Collinsville, he attended Canton schools and then went to work in the machine department of the Collins Company for many years. Pierce was a long-time member of the Village Lodge of Masons.

A funeral was held at the Gordon Ventres Funeral Home at 6 The Green. Reverend Bruce Anderson of the Collinsville Congregational Church officiated. At his death, Pierce’s closest relatives were two cousins.

Frank H. Pierce is buried in the Village Cemetery, Collinsville.


“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today. 




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