1295. Arthur Melville10 Fillebrown (Samuel Avis9, Jonas8, Edward7, Edward6, Edward5, John4, Thomas3, Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(12277) was born in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts December 11, 1880.(12278) 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. Arthur died circa July 1967 in Massachusetts, at approximately 86 years of age.(12279)
Arthur married Mary A. Randolph date unknown.(12280) Mary was born July 3, 1887.(12281) (Additional notes for Mary A. Randolph(12282)) Mary died November 15, 1966 at 79 years of age.(12283) When Mary was age 30 and Arthur Melville Fillebrown was age 36 they became the parents of Arthur Randolph Fillebrown October 14, 1917.(12284) When Mary was age 35 and Arthur Melville Fillebrown was age 42 they became the parents of Lorraine Louise Fillebrown February 20, 1923 in South Boston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(12285) When Mary was age 36 and Arthur Melville Fillebrown was age 43 they became the parents of Robert Melville Fillebrown May 16, 1924 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(12286) Mary resided in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts circa 1966.(12287)
Arthur, Samuel Avis Fillebrown's child, resided with Samuel in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts circa 1889.(12288) 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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When Arthur was age 36 and Mary A. Randolph was age 30 they became the parents of Arthur Randolph Fillebrown October 14, 1917.(12289) When Arthur was age 42 and Mary A. Randolph was age 35 they became the parents of Lorraine Louise Fillebrown February 20, 1923 in South Boston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(12290) When Arthur was age 43 and Mary A. Randolph was age 36 they became the parents of Robert Melville Fillebrown May 16, 1924 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.(12291) Arthur resided in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts circa 1967.(12292) He lived there while receiving Social Security payments. The ZIP code was 02127.
Arthur Melville Fillebrown and Mary A. Randolph had the following children:
Arthur Randolph Fillebrown
February 13, 2009
+ 1731 i. Arthur Randolph11 Fillebrown was born October 14, 1917.
+ 1732 ii. Lorraine Louise Fillebrown was born February 20, 1923.
+ 1733 iii. Robert Melville Fillebrown was born May 16, 1924.
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