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Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery


Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery is best known as the original burial site of President William McKinley, who was assassinated in 1901. But, it is also the final resting place of thousands of Canton citizens, including some of the most influential and famous residents in the city’s history. Names like “Boss” Hoover, H.H. Timken, and John Saxton stand out among the gravestones. Canton’s industrialists, inventors, politicians, and entrepreneurs who are buried here left legacies such as hospitals, companies, buildings, and one of the oldest newspapers in Ohio. Cemeteries are important links to our past, and Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery explores Canton’s own history through the stories of these interred citizens.

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About the Author

Kim Kenney earned her Master of Arts degree in history museum studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York. She became Curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in October 2001 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2019. She has authored eight books, and her work has appeared in the Public Historian, White House History, The Repository, the Boston Globe, Aviation History and Mused. Her ninth book, Exploring the American Presidency through 50 Historic Treasures, is forthcoming in 2022.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 23, 2004)

Paperback: 128 pages

ISBN: 978-0738533094

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.5 × .31 in