649. Luther Williams9 Fillebrown, Jr. (Luther Williams8, James7, James6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(7257) was born in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine November 10, 1826.(7258) Luther died May 26, 1906 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, at 79 years of age.(7259) "Having planned to spend the next year with the elder son in Indiana, they (he and his wife) had reached there on Friday, and set their home in order on Saturday. Mr. Fillebrown, at the close of divine service on Sunday morning, was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered. During his last illness no word of complaint escaped him. He had enjoyed fifty-seven years of happy wedded life. His work was done. He was ready for his reward from his Master whom he had faithfully served. He passed away peacefully." His body was interred circa 1906 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.
Luther married Angeline Juliette Frost September 3, 1848.(7260) "Amid the humming wheels and trip-hammers of the North Wayne scythe factory, 'Angie,' coming from the farm to be a help to Luther's sister, soon became Luther's helpmeet and bride of fifty-seven years, wedded in a love that was born of heaven and always young, a harmony that knew no note of discord. They were married in the house now (1910) owned by a cousin, Burton Frost."
Angeline was born January 6, 1831 in Kennebec County, Maine.(7261) Angeline(7262) was the daughter of Isaac Billington Frost and Nancy Wing. When Angeline was age 21 and Luther Williams Fillebrown, Jr. was age 25 they became the parents of William Isaac Fillebrown May 12, 1852.(7263) When Angeline was age 24 and Luther Williams Fillebrown, Jr. was age 28 they became the parents of Jarius Allie Fillebrown February 18, 1855 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.(7264) When Angeline was age 29 and Luther Williams Fillebrown, Jr. was age 33 they became the parents of George Jameson Fillebrown July 10, 1860 in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine.(7265) When Angeline was age 35 and Luther Williams Fillebrown, Jr. was age 39 they became the parents of Rev. Charles Lee Fillebrown July 1, 1866 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.(7266) Angeline moved from a home in Maine to Piqua, Ohio circa 1882.(7267) Angeline, as Luther's wife, resided with him in Marion, Grant County, Indiana about 1903.(7268) It is thought that the family returned to Maine at this time.
Angeline, as Luther's wife, resided with him in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine circa 1905.(7269) "The last year of his life was spent delightfully in his old home at Wayne Village, Maine. Renting a small place, he and his wife lived like royalty, doing their own pleasure, entertaining friends, participating in church work, boating and fishing in the lake, and living over days gone by."
Angeline moved from a home in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine to Marion, Grant Co., IN circa 1906.(7270) "Having planned to spend the next year (1906) with the elder son in Indiana, they (Luther and Angeline) reached there on Friday, and set their home in order on Saturday. Mr. Fillebrown, at the close of divine service on Sunday morning, was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered."
Angeline resided in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.(7271) She made her home with her son Jarius after the death of her husband.
Respect paid.(7272) In 1910, since "... the loss of her husband in 1906, divine grace, as always, was her support and consolation. Beautiful as a girl, 'Mother Fillebrown' is still beautiful to all who know her, and saintly in her ministries. Making her home one year with one son, and the next with the other, her regular weekly letter are as daily bread to the absent son. Employing some one else to supplement, by reading, her only infirmity, failing eyesight, she continues to employ herself in doing good, and is found on Sunday, as on every other day, in her place 'in the church'."
Angeline moved from a home in Marion, Grant County, Indiana to Laurens, unk Co., IA January 3, 1914.(7273) She went to live with her other son, the Rev. Charles L. Fillebrown. "Her paternal grandmother was a "Mayflower" Billington; her mother's father was a descendant of the Wing that settled Sandwich, Mass., in 1632. From her father Angeline inherited the sweetest of dispositions, and from her mother a will that was strong, but always on the side of right. As a girl she won general respect and admiration, and in young womanhood came to be known as 'the prettiest girl in town." Mrs. Fillebrown, from childhood deeply religious, at marriage united with the church, and in their home no distractions of work or pleasure could supplant the family altar with its morning praise and prayer. She was a teacher in Sunday School, and troops of pupils have grown up to call her blessed. Her beautiful alto voice blended in song with that of her husband and sons on the home, the Sunday School, the choir and the old-fashioned singing school.
Luther was baptized a religion unknown at the church/site unknown circa 1841.(7274) "At the age of fourteen years Mr. Fillebrown was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and continued that membership to the time of his death."
Luther was employed at his own business as a scythe maker in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine.(7275) "When a young man he learned the trade of scythe making, in which he soon excelled, exhibiting constant zeal and energy. No man put in longer hours, no one accomplished more work in the same line than he did." "He was a practical machinist and devoted the best years of his life to work of that order in his native community."
Luther was employed at some shops as a foreman in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts date unknown.(7276) Luther was employed at a factory as a general overseer in Clayton, Jefferson County, New York date unknown.(7277) When Luther was age 25 and Angeline Juliette Frost was age 21 they became the parents of William Isaac Fillebrown May 12, 1852.(7278) When Luther was age 28 and Angeline Juliette Frost was age 24 they became the parents of Jarius Allie Fillebrown February 18, 1855 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.(7279) This is a bit of history.(7280) Before 1859 Luther spent some time in California.
This is a bit of history.(7281) "After his return from California in 1859, his preference for industrial independence led him to a three-years satisfying experience upon the farm of his father-in-law, Isaac Frost, of Wayne."
When Luther was age 33 and Angeline Juliette Frost was age 29 they became the parents of George Jameson Fillebrown July 10, 1860 in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine.(7282) This is a bit of history.(7283) Circa 1861, Luther "...built a shop for general blacksmithing and the manufacture of agricultural implements at Wayne Village (ME), which when ready for occupancy was swept away the about half of the village by fire. Nothing daunted, another location was secured, and twenty years of hard work were spent in Wayne."
When Luther was age 39 and Angeline Juliette Frost was age 35 they became the parents of Rev. Charles Lee Fillebrown July 1, 1866 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine.(7284) This is a bit of history.(7285) "Among the products of his inventive genius were a spring-tooth harrow and a cultivator that brought him a large return for the capital invested, in New England and also in Ohio. His improved 'D' shovel handle machinery was recognized as the best on the market, finding outlet to England and Nova Scotia. This brought him in touch with that industry throughout the United States, and resulted in its consolidation. Mr. Fillebrown accepted a liberal offer, and finally sold out to the pool the control of his machinery patterns."
This is a bit of history.(7286) "Growing business led him to seek larger accommodations at Piqua, Ohio, where twenty-five years more of active business brought him to the age of retirement."
Luther moved from a home in Maine to Piqua, Ohio circa 1882.(7287) Luther resided in Marion, Grant County, Indiana about 1903.(7288) It is thought that the family returned to Maine at this time.
Luther resided in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine circa 1905.(7289) "The last year of his life was spent delightfully in his old home at Wayne Village, Maine. Renting a small place, he and his wife lived like royalty, doing their own pleasure, entertaining friends, participating in church work, boating and fishing in the lake, and living over days gone by."
Luther moved from a home in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine to Marion, Grant Co., IN circa 1906.(7290) "Having planned to spend the next year (1906) with the elder son in Indiana, they (Luther and Angeline) reached there on Friday, and set their home in order on Saturday. Mr. Fillebrown, at the close of divine service on Sunday morning, was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered."
Luther's funeral was held circa 1906 at church/site unknown in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine.(7291) "His body was taken back to Wayne, and the funeral service took place in the Methodist Church with Masonic honors, just two weeks from the day on which he had left in unusual health and strength." " Mr. Fillebrown was a man of pronounced religious and temperance principles. As a boy he had had too good an opportunity to observe the devastation wrought by the use of rum, and had sworn eternal hatred to the traffic. His seven brothers and sisters, who grew to adult years, were all but one most determined in their opposition to the rum traffic, but none so outspoken as he. In the political temperance movement that agitated Maine a half century ago (from 1910), Neal Dow was Mr. Fillebrown's ideal hero, and no legislation could be too drastic to suit him. In the annual town meetings of Wayne, he always opposed the continuance of the town dispensary system which was recognized by law as being optional. In the moral temperance movement known as the 'Iron-clad Pledge,' which swept over the State, Mr. Fillebrown found his natural element. The little village of Wayne had its Temperance Club, in which he was a leading spirit, and one of the principal speakers. Members of the club would visit neighboring towns in behalf of the movement, and clubs from other towns would visit the Wayne Club, and great would be the temperance orations. His addresses were not clothed with the rhetoric and figures of the schools, but were burning words of a positive tone spoken from the heart and backed up by his daily life. In the old Pine Tree State (Maine) the Republican party became the temperance party, and while residing there Mr. FIllebrown was a strong supporter of this party. But on moving to Ohio in 1882, he waited with patience for two years to discover little interest in the temperance movement politically or otherwise. When James G. Blaine of Maine became the Republican candidate for President, he felt sure that he would make some movement that would line the national party on the side of temperance, but when no such alignment was made, but rather, Mr. Blaine refused to vote for the prohibition amendment to the State constitution, in tears Mr. Fillebrown repudiated both Blaine and the Republican party, and from that time until his death was a stalwart supporter of the Prohibition party, both State and national. In church matters Mr. FIllebrown's views were equally decided. He believed that the use of wine in the sacramental service was not only contrary to the modern ideas of temperance, but also contrary to the teachings of the Bible itself." He was active in all the departments of church work. Being a sweet singer he was a choir leader for years - acted as superintendent of Sunday School - was trustee and steward - and, in Piqua, Ohio, became a very successful class leader, because of the life and spirit he put into the meetings. In all this work his wife was a helpmeet indeed, and the two were harmonious co-workers. Through their personal efforts many were led to profess religion and to unite the church. In harmony with his religious profession was his disposition towards others, and especially towards the poor. If it came to his knowledge that any one was in want, in a quiet way he would learn of their needs, usually by a personal visit, and see that the necessities of life were provided, no one else being the wiser, He never paraded his charities, and our knowledge of a few was gained incidentally. At his shop or factory a poor man was just as welcome as one well to do. His work was just as faithfully done and many a time he was presented with his bill receipted in full. During his brief residence in California, from 1856 to 1859, his life was characterized by the same Christian zeal. He organized a Sunday School among the miners and their families, thus keeping up his work for righteousness and temperance. He was always opposed to any sport or recreation that might lead away from these principles, hence he never tolerated dancing or card playing, and even looked with disfavor on checkers and similar pastimes. To many these might seem like notions, but with him they were conscientious principles. He had seen the evil of such associations, and it was his purpose to shun the very appearance of evil. Mr. Fillebrown's large benevolence and charity had prevented his accumulation of any great wealth beyond enough for his desired comfort. THe last ten years of his life were spent in what to him was ideal happiness. He has helped his sons to become useful and prosperous men, one in business, the other in a profession. He was free from business cares and perplexities, and could visit at leisure with his many friends, especially with his sons. Much of his time was spent with his older son, for the hum of industry was more music to his ears than the quiet of the minister's home with his younger son.
Luther Williams Fillebrown, Jr. and Angeline Juliette Frost had the following children:
1065 i. Unknown10 Fillebrown(7292).
1066 ii. William Isaac Fillebrown(7293) was born May 12, 1852.(7294) William died February 14, 1854 in Fayette, Kennebec County, Maine, at 1 year of age.(7295)
+ 1067 iii. Jarius Allie Fillebrown was born February 18, 1855.
1068 iv. George Jameson Fillebrown(7296) was born in Wayne Village, Kennebec County, Maine July 10, 1860.(7297) George died May 15, 1863 in Wayne, Kennebec County, Maine, at 2 years of age.(7298)
+ 1069 v. Rev. Charles Lee Fillebrown was born July 1, 1866.
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