1812. Charles Augustus12 Fillebrown (Walter William11, Albert Augustus10, George Miller9, James8, James7, James6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(15186) was born in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine March 4, 1914.(15187) Charles died April 25, 2000 in S. Paris, Oxford County, Maine, at 86 years of age.(15188) He died in the Market Square Health Care Facility. His body was interred April 28, 2000 in S. Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15189) Burial was at Elm Vale Cemetery.
Charles married Mary Elizabeth Tiernan September 23, 1943 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.(15190) They had met at a USO dance while Charles was stationed at Ft. Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts. Mary was from Fitchburg about 16 miles from Ayer.
Mary was born April 3, 1920 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(15191) Mary(15192) was the daughter of Thomas Tiernan and Margaret Breen. Mary died January 13, 2002 in S. Paris, Oxford County, Maine, at 81 years of age.(15193) She died at Market Square Healthcare Center where she had been for just 13 days.
Her body was interred January 18, 2002 in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15194) Burial was at Elm Vale Cemetery.
Mary graduated from Fitchburg High School in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(15195) Mary graduated from Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(15196) She received a nursing degree.
When Mary was age 24 and Charles Augustus Fillebrown was age 30 they became the parents of Charles Augustus Fillebrown, Jr. June 22, 1944 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(15197) When Mary was age 30 and Charles Augustus Fillebrown was age 36 they became the parents of Thomas Walter Fillebrown June 1, 1950 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(15198) Mary was employed at Stephens Memorial Hospital as a nurse in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine date unknown.(15199) She worked there for 30 years.
Mary was a member of several organizations in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15200) She was active in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Wilkins House, and the Waterford Library Association.
Mary resided in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine circa 2000.(15201) The address was Box 81 according to a national telephone directory CD.
Her funeral was held January 18, 2002 at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine.(15202) The Roman Catholic service was held at 11 a.m.
Charles was listed on the roll as a student in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15203) Charles graduated from Brigton Academy circa 1932.(15204) Charles graduated from the University of Maine circa 1938.(15205) Charles served in the military January 1941.(15206) He was in the United States Army until August 1945.
When Charles was age 30 and Mary Elizabeth Tiernan was age 24 they became the parents of Charles Augustus Fillebrown, Jr. June 22, 1944 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(15207) Charles was employed at Fillebrown's Orchards and Cider Mill as Orchardist and owner after 1948.(15208) When Charles was age 36 and Mary Elizabeth Tiernan was age 30 they became the parents of Thomas Walter Fillebrown June 1, 1950 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(15209) Charles resided in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine circa 1982.(15210) Charles resided in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine circa 1998.(15211) He moved to a nursing home during the year.
Charles was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.(15212) Charles was a member of Maine Pomological Society.(15213) Charles was a member of Library Association.(15214) He was a trustee.
Charles, a Congregationalist, was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15215) This is a bit of history.(15216) On April 12, 1999 the following article by T. Jewell Collins appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. A GENEROUS HARVEST OF APPLES AND OPPORTUNITY "Mom and Dad picked apples in the cool fall Maine air before leaving for Florida. They picked in Charlie Fillebrown's orchard atop Plummer Hill, enjoying the brisk autumn days, the camaraderie of fellow pickers, and Mary Fillebrown's freshly baked apple muffins served at break time. They climbed pole ladders with buckets strapped to their chests, later gently unloading the filled buckets into boxes in the back of Charlie's pickup truck. At the end of the day, they drove over the dirt road to their rustic cabin on the shores of a small lake. Mom started dinner while Dad stoked up the fire in the black cook stove. After dinner, they would settle down to a quiet evening in the glow of a roaring fire in the fireplace until its warmth lulled them to the edge of sleep. When my own children were in school and Connecticut's apples needed harvesting, I remembered Mom and Dad's happy fall stint helping to harvest Maine's crop. So I signed on with Max's apple-picking crew in North Haven. Max let me set my own hours - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - so I could be home when the children returned from school. He also let me fill the trunk of my old Chevy with 'drops,' those apples that had fallen to the ground and because of possible bruising were not worthy to be mixed with the hand-picked ones. I became very popular in the neighborhood when I dispensed bags of apples to anyone willing to risk a few with cidery-brown bruises. Sometimes these apples would return to me inside a freshly baked applecake or warm pie. Time passed, and one fall when my college-age son was between jobs, I said, 'Why don't you pick apples for Max?' Max was pleased to have another member on his apple-picking crew, and my son was glad to be helping in the harvest, just as I had been a few years earlier, and Mom and Dad before me. At about the same time, I began a job at a small research-and-development firm located in a split-level ranch house on a street zoned for business. After I had been there only a short while, at my son's behest I brought in a wooden bowl filled with bright red 'drops' one day and placed it in the kitchen of the house-turned-office. When my employer saw fall's bounty on his kitchen counter, he inquired among the staff to find out where they had come from. 'My son's between jobs,' I told him, 'and he's picking apples. He thought we might enjoy having some to munch on.' 'Tell me a little about your son,' my employer said. Now what mother doesn't want to talk about her children? So I recounted to him with appropriate modesty his work experience, interests, and many fine qualities. After I finished what I trust, in retrospect, was a brief summary, he replied, 'Have him come in to see me. We might have something for him here.' I could hardly believe what I was hearing. A possible job for my son? That evening I conveyed my employer's invitation to him. An interview was soon arranged. Much to my son's (and my) delight, he was hired on the spot. He became the protege of a fellow employee who taught him what he needed to know about computers and became a valuable asset to the company. He subsequently made a significant contribution there. Fifteen years later, he is still employed in the field of computers. I like to think it all began with Mom and Dad's stint in Charlie's orchard. Then I took up the torch, picking for Max. That paved the way for my son to take part in the annual harvest, carrying on the tradition of not only picking apples, but dispensing 'drops' to neighbors and friends, one of whom happened to be my boss. You never know what kind of turn an apple is going to take - whether it's going to find you a job or just make you happy."
Charles's funeral was held April 28, 2000 at Second Congregational Church in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.(15217) The Rev. Norman Rust officiated at the memorial service and arrangements were by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home.
Charles Augustus Fillebrown and Mary Elizabeth Tiernan had the following children:
Charles Augustus Fillebrown, Jr.
1944 - 2013
+ 2272 i. Charles Augustus13 Fillebrown, Jr. was born June 22, 1944.
+ 2273 ii. Thomas Walter Fillebrown (still alive).
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