YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, John H. Malone, Collins Company Workman
by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate and Deputy Town Historian
Born in Collinsville, John H. Malone (1864-1909) worked for almost 19 years in the Collins Company plow department. He was active in the local chapter of the Foresters of America, a fraternal organization. In 1891, he married Ella Zeitler who survived him, as did their daughter.
Malone died after an illness of several months. He was “a popular man and had a large circle of friends,” according to the Hartford Times. The funeral was held at Malone’s house as well as at St. Patrick’s Church. The Foresters attended the funeral as a group.
John H. Malone is buried in St. Patrick’s 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.