882. Samuel Avis9 Fillebrown (Jonas8, Edward7, Edward6, Edward5, John4, Thomas3, Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(8927) was born in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts September 2, 1833.(8928) Samuel died before August 30, 1912 at approximately 78 years of age.(8929) His widow filed for his Civil War Pension February 30, 1912.

Samuel married Louisa Jane Hovey November 30, 1867.(8930) Louisa(8931) was the daughter of Melville Hovey and Louisa Burk. Louisa died after August 1912.(8932) When Louisa was age 40 and Samuel Avis Fillebrown was age 41 they became the parents of Anna Louise Fillebrown November 17, 1874 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(8933) When Louisa was age 46 and Samuel Avis Fillebrown was age 47 they became the parents of Arthur Melville Fillebrown December 11, 1880 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(8934) Arthur's second name was Melville after his maternal grandfather Melville Hovey. The Social Security Death Index indicated his birth date to be December 15, 1880.

When Louisa was age 50 and Samuel Avis Fillebrown was age 50 they became the parents of Franklin Goddard Fillebrown July 17, 1884 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(8935) Louisa, as Samuel's wife, resided with him in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1889.(8936) The Boston Globe March 25, 2007

Greater Boston's old houses hold a wealth of history within their walls. To find out who used to own your home and what they paid for it, visit your county's registry of deeds. Investigate past owners through newspaper obituaries at your local library and on ancestry.com (access to this website, which allows you to search such things as city directories and war records, is free at some libraries). Your city or town's annual reports can provide information about your street, and historical maps can give you an idea of when your house was built. This is the story of my house (left) at 15 Buckingham Street in Somerville. Kristen Green

1887 Edwin B. Buckingham of Brookline, president of the manufacturing company American Tube Works, owns a swath of land between Dimick and Beacon streets. He sells this parcel and others to John Elston, a Somerville carpenter and builder, for $3,570. Elston subdivides the land and builds this house, which is hooked up to city water and sewer.

1888 Elston sells the house for $2,900 to Frank D. Marchand, a Cambridge man who works in a machine shop and is married with two kids. Buckingham Street is constructed from Beacon to Dimick at a cost of $274.

1889 Sidewalks are constructed along Buckingham Street. Marchand sells the house for "one dollar and other valuable considerations" to Louisa J. Fillebrown, a housekeeper and the wife of Samuel A. Fillebrown, a night watchman. The couple has three children, and the house stays in the family for the next 78 years.

1967 The conservator of the estate of Anna L. Fillebrown, Louisa and Samuel's daughter, sells the property to Mary and Peter Lobovich for $9,500. The Loboviches move into the house with daughters Helen and Carol. They remodel the kitchen - installing brown paneling and a brown stove - have the wood floors sanded and refinished, and hang new wallpaper.

1971 Two pine trees, a gift from Carol to Mary, are planted in the backyard. Mary dies. Peter grants ownership to Helen. (In) 1974 Peter dies. Helen, who is unmarried, lives there for the next 32 years. (In) 2004 (approximately) Helen has the now-huge pine trees removed. (In) 2006 Helen moves into an assisted living facility. My husband, Jason Hamilton, and I purchase the home for $415,000. We have the floors refinished and the electrical updated and begin stripping wallpaper and painting. (In) 2007 We install a showerhead for our claw-foot tub and prepare for other jobs.

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Louisa, as Samuel's wife, resided with him in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1910.(8937) The address was 15 Buckingham Street.

Louisa applied for a military pension August 30, 1912 in Massachusetts. She filed for her husband's Civil War Pension application number 1126936 and certificate number 861830 his having served in the "D 1 Mass. Inf.".

Samuel was employed at Hunneman & Company as fire-engine-builder circa 1860.(8938) He was "...in the employment of the celebrated firm of Hunneman & Company, manufacturers of hand fire engines".

Samuel served in the military circa 1861 in Massachusetts.(8939) "At the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion .... he enlisted in the 1st Regiment of Massachusetts Light Infantry, Company D, and participated in the battles of Blackburn Ford, First Bull Run, and Williamsburg. In the latter action he was wounded, and sent home."

Samuel applied for a military pension Mach 26, 1863 in Massachusetts.(8940) He filed for a Civil War Pension application number 15370 and certificate number 17490 having served in the "D 1 Mass. Inf." His widow filed August 30, 1912.

When Samuel was age 41 and Louisa Jane Hovey was age 40 they became the parents of Anna Louise Fillebrown November 17, 1874 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(8941) When Samuel was age 47 and Louisa Jane Hovey was age 46 they became the parents of Arthur Melville Fillebrown December 11, 1880 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(8942) Arthur's second name was Melville after his maternal grandfather Melville Hovey. The Social Security Death Index indicated his birth date to be December 15, 1880.

When Samuel was age 50 and Louisa Jane Hovey was age 50 they became the parents of Franklin Goddard Fillebrown July 17, 1884 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(8943) Samuel resided in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1889.(8944) The Boston Globe March 25, 2007

Greater Boston's old houses hold a wealth of history within their walls. To find out who used to own your home and what they paid for it, visit your county's registry of deeds. Investigate past owners through newspaper obituaries at your local library and on ancestry.com (access to this website, which allows you to search such things as city directories and war records, is free at some libraries). Your city or town's annual reports can provide information about your street, and historical maps can give you an idea of when your house was built. This is the story of my house (left) at 15 Buckingham Street in Somerville. Kristen Green

1887 Edwin B. Buckingham of Brookline, president of the manufacturing company American Tube Works, owns a swath of land between Dimick and Beacon streets. He sells this parcel and others to John Elston, a Somerville carpenter and builder, for $3,570. Elston subdivides the land and builds this house, which is hooked up to city water and sewer.

1888 Elston sells the house for $2,900 to Frank D. Marchand, a Cambridge man who works in a machine shop and is married with two kids. Buckingham Street is constructed from Beacon to Dimick at a cost of $274.

1889 Sidewalks are constructed along Buckingham Street. Marchand sells the house for "one dollar and other valuable considerations" to Louisa J. Fillebrown, a housekeeper and the wife of Samuel A. Fillebrown, a night watchman. The couple has three children, and the house stays in the family for the next 78 years.

1967 The conservator of the estate of Anna L. Fillebrown, Louisa and Samuel's daughter, sells the property to Mary and Peter Lobovich for $9,500. The Loboviches move into the house with daughters Helen and Carol. They remodel the kitchen - installing brown paneling and a brown stove - have the wood floors sanded and refinished, and hang new wallpaper.

1971 Two pine trees, a gift from Carol to Mary, are planted in the backyard. Mary dies. Peter grants ownership to Helen. (In) 1974 Peter dies. Helen, who is unmarried, lives there for the next 32 years. (In) 2004 (approximately) Helen has the now-huge pine trees removed. (In) 2006 Helen moves into an assisted living facility. My husband, Jason Hamilton, and I purchase the home for $415,000. We have the floors refinished and the electrical updated and begin stripping wallpaper and painting. (In) 2007 We install a showerhead for our claw-foot tub and prepare for other jobs.

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Samuel retired from Hunneman & Company in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(8945) Samuel returned to Hunneman & Company after being wounded in the war, They had begun to build steam fire engines. He remained with them until the dissolution of the firm.

Samuel resided in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1910.(8946) The address was 15 Buckingham Street.

Samuel Avis Fillebrown and Louisa Jane Hovey had the following children:

child 1294 i. Anna Louise10 Fillebrown(8947) was born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine November 17, 1874.(8948) Anna died November 1973 in Massachusetts, at 98 years of age.(8949) She died unmarried. A newspaper article about her home reported that "the conservator of the estate" sold her home in 1967. Either she died then or perhaps was under some guardianship.

Anna, Samuel Avis Fillebrown's child, resided with Samuel in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1889.(8950) The Boston Globe March 25, 2007

Greater Boston's old houses hold a wealth of history within their walls. To find out who used to own your home and what they paid for it, visit your county's registry of deeds. Investigate past owners through newspaper obituaries at your local library and on ancestry.com (access to this website, which allows you to search such things as city directories and war records, is free at some libraries). Your city or town's annual reports can provide information about your street, and historical maps can give you an idea of when your house was built. This is the story of my house (left) at 15 Buckingham Street in Somerville. Kristen Green

1887 Edwin B. Buckingham of Brookline, president of the manufacturing company American Tube Works, owns a swath of land between Dimick and Beacon streets. He sells this parcel and others to John Elston, a Somerville carpenter and builder, for $3,570. Elston subdivides the land and builds this house, which is hooked up to city water and sewer.

1888 Elston sells the house for $2,900 to Frank D. Marchand, a Cambridge man who works in a machine shop and is married with two kids. Buckingham Street is constructed from Beacon to Dimick at a cost of $274.

1889 Sidewalks are constructed along Buckingham Street. Marchand sells the house for "one dollar and other valuable considerations" to Louisa J. Fillebrown, a housekeeper and the wife of Samuel A. Fillebrown, a night watchman. The couple has three children, and the house stays in the family for the next 78 years.

1967 The conservator of the estate of Anna L. Fillebrown, Louisa and Samuel's daughter, sells the property to Mary and Peter Lobovich for $9,500. The Loboviches move into the house with daughters Helen and Carol. They remodel the kitchen - installing brown paneling and a brown stove - have the wood floors sanded and refinished, and hang new wallpaper.

1971 Two pine trees, a gift from Carol to Mary, are planted in the backyard. Mary dies. Peter grants ownership to Helen. (In) 1974 Peter dies. Helen, who is unmarried, lives there for the next 32 years. (In) 2004 (approximately) Helen has the now-huge pine trees removed. (In) 2006 Helen moves into an assisted living facility. My husband, Jason Hamilton, and I purchase the home for $415,000. We have the floors refinished and the electrical updated and begin stripping wallpaper and painting. (In) 2007 We install a showerhead for our claw-foot tub and prepare for other jobs.

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Anna resided in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts before 1968.(8951) The address was 15 Buckingham Street just off Beacon Street. She lived there while receiving Social Security benefits and lived there until her death. She was born while her family lived in this house and it stayed in the family for 78 year. It was sold by her estate after her death. The house sold May 16, 2006 for $415,000.

child + 1295 ii. Arthur Melville Fillebrown was born December 11, 1880.

child 1296 iii. Franklin Goddard Fillebrown(8952) was born in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts July 17, 1884.(8953) Franklin died date unknown.(8954) He died unmarried.

Franklin, Samuel Avis Fillebrown's child, resided with Samuel in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1889.(8955) The Boston Globe March 25, 2007

Greater Boston's old houses hold a wealth of history within their walls. To find out who used to own your home and what they paid for it, visit your county's registry of deeds. Investigate past owners through newspaper obituaries at your local library and on ancestry.com (access to this website, which allows you to search such things as city directories and war records, is free at some libraries). Your city or town's annual reports can provide information about your street, and historical maps can give you an idea of when your house was built. This is the story of my house (left) at 15 Buckingham Street in Somerville. Kristen Green

1887 Edwin B. Buckingham of Brookline, president of the manufacturing company American Tube Works, owns a swath of land between Dimick and Beacon streets. He sells this parcel and others to John Elston, a Somerville carpenter and builder, for $3,570. Elston subdivides the land and builds this house, which is hooked up to city water and sewer.

1888 Elston sells the house for $2,900 to Frank D. Marchand, a Cambridge man who works in a machine shop and is married with two kids. Buckingham Street is constructed from Beacon to Dimick at a cost of $274.

1889 Sidewalks are constructed along Buckingham Street. Marchand sells the house for "one dollar and other valuable considerations" to Louisa J. Fillebrown, a housekeeper and the wife of Samuel A. Fillebrown, a night watchman. The couple has three children, and the house stays in the family for the next 78 years.

1967 The conservator of the estate of Anna L. Fillebrown, Louisa and Samuel's daughter, sells the property to Mary and Peter Lobovich for $9,500. The Loboviches move into the house with daughters Helen and Carol. They remodel the kitchen - installing brown paneling and a brown stove - have the wood floors sanded and refinished, and hang new wallpaper.

1971 Two pine trees, a gift from Carol to Mary, are planted in the backyard. Mary dies. Peter grants ownership to Helen. (In) 1974 Peter dies. Helen, who is unmarried, lives there for the next 32 years. (In) 2004 (approximately) Helen has the now-huge pine trees removed. (In) 2006 Helen moves into an assisted living facility. My husband, Jason Hamilton, and I purchase the home for $415,000. We have the floors refinished and the electrical updated and begin stripping wallpaper and painting. (In) 2007 We install a showerhead for our claw-foot tub and prepare for other jobs.

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