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Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Somerville, Massachusetts, USA? 

Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Somerville was first settled in 1630 as part of Charlestown. It was known as "Charlestown beyond the Neck" because it was part of the Massachusetts mainland, not the Charlestown Peninsula. Charlestown Neck was a narrow strip of land that joined the two places. In 1842, the incorporation of Somerville separated the largely rural town from the urbanizing Charlestown.wikipedia

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24. SOMERVILLE. [Pop.1,500. Inc. 1842.]
This new town, lately set off from Charlestown, was the agricultural part of the township.

Somerville lies on the western bank of Mystic River; and Prospect Hill, and part of Winter Hill, to which the Americans retreated after the noble struggle at Bunker Hill, are in Somerville.

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News  1870 - Death by Falling into a Kettle of Boiling Fat
BOSTON, Oct. 11. - In Somerville, last evening, H. C. LINCOLN, of the firm of LINCOLN & CHAMBERLAIN, lard manufacturers, fell into a large kettle of boiling fat. He was immediately taken out and lived one hour.
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 12, 1870
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1877 - April 15 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass
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Somerville Massachusetts, 1890
SOMERVILLE is a beautiful, prosperous and growing city in the southeast section of Middlesex County, three miles northwest of Boston. Through it run the Boston and Maine Railroad and its divisions, the Eastern and the Boston and Lowell; the Fitchburg Railroad; and the Grand Junction Branch of the...Read MORE...

Somerville, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., a suburb of the city of Boston, on the Mystio River and on the Bos ton and Albany and the Boston and Maine Rs., 2 miles from the initial station in Boston. It contains some notable public and charitable institutions, a state armory, the Powder House of...Read MORE...

Passenger in Collision Near Boston.

BOSTON, Dec. 25. - One death resulted to-night from a Christmas morning railroad wreck in the Somerville yard of the Boston & Maine Railroad. A freight train, a shifting engine, and a Haverhill bound passenger train met in collision. William J. Noyes, the...Read MORE...

1917 - Archibald Query invented marshmallow Fluff in 1917 in Somerville

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Michael Cary (1869, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 8 February 1870, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  John Connors (07/13/1925, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 06/06/2002, Melrose, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Viola Theresa Davenport (29 May 1882, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 4 August 1959, ) gravestone

flag  Adolph Walter Ebinger (March 1, 1916, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - April 28, 1993, Hallowell, Maine, USA)

flag  Nathan Field (1802, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 12 August 1854, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Ellen Ford (1839, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 9 February 1861, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Mary A. Ford (1842, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 6 July 1864, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Paul Elbridge Gerry (19 January 1899, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 23 November 1902, Greeley, Colorado, USA) gravestone

flag  James Dicker Goode (13 August 1936, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 2000, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Peter Thomas Goode (10 February 1943, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 2002, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
 flag  Timothy Francis Goode (3 September 1938, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 27 May 2009, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Effie Estelle Jewell (24 March 1899 , Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 26 September 1955, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam))

flag  Garrett Keefe (1832, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 19 March 1867, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Charles W. Littlefield (1843, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 8 August 1864, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Doris Jean MacMillan (20 December 1915, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - December 1988, ) gravestone

flag  Fannie I. Mann (1850, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 29 March 1870, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Lucy B. Shattuck (1804, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 15 May 1861, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Amy Lee Simpson (December 6, 1905, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - August 1, 1998, Palm Springs, Riverside, California, USA)

flag  John Sullivan (1846, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 15 January 1865, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Robert Francis Thurston (02 December 1920, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 27 December 1996, Spring Hill, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag  Harold Waldorf (11/22/1932, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 05/22/1982, Augusta)

flag  William T. White (1851, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - 9 October 1869, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 333 ancestors who died in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Edwin Percival Samson (3 October 1866 - 7 March 1940) & Edith Rose Fisher (4 April 1867 - 10 February 1936)
married 07 May 1890

Elbridge Joseph Gerry (15 November 1878 - 27 November 1902) & Emma Petrina (Pauline) Andersson (23 April 1879 - 26 March 1960)
married 1 March 1898

Dana Lincoln Murray (11 December 1883 - February 1967) & Rebecca Graydon (abt. 1890 - )
married 30 August 1912

Albert Joseph Gaudreau (3 June 1895 - November 1918) & Claircy Trahan (26 August 1898 - 11 March 1977)
married 14 August 1917

Dana Moulton Beverly (30 October 1917 - August 1983) & Doris Jean MacMillan (20 December 1915 - December 1988)
married 1941

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