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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:


7/30/2020 - Margaret Esther Strout

YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, Margaret Esther Strout, Telephone Company Worker 
 by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate and Deputy Town Historian

Born in Collinsville, Margaret Esther Strout (1892-1963) attended local schools.  For a number of years, she worked at the local phone company office.  

She attended Trinity Episcopal Church, was past matron of the Ruby Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star (a Masonic organization), and a member of the Canton Center Woman’s Club.  

She lived on Hill Street with her husband Harold, who survived her.  The couple had a son and a daughter, both of whom lived in Collinsville at her death.  She died in a convalescent home, and her funeral was held at Trinity Church.  

Margaret Esther Strout is buried Southwest Cemetery, Canton.  

“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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