Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville, Mass.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancestors Who Died Here

America/USA  Richard Ferdinand Alence (1919, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 1920, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Almira H. Burt (1834, Andover, Massachusetts, USA - 29 December 1861, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

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

America/USA  John W. Cayward (1805, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 4 February 1866, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  John P. Edson (1835, Andover, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1863, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA  Ann Matilda Haines (12 April 1819, Evesham, Burlington, New Jersey, USA - 5 June 1905, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Lemuel B. Lane (1838, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 May 1866, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Carrie A. Stevens (1838, Andover, Massachusetts, USA - 7 August 1872, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

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

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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