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Hiram Steven Somes


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Hiram Steven Somes

  • Born: 28 Oct 1833, Watertown MA
  • Marriage: Caroline Augusta Fisher on 3 Mar 1859 in Attleboro MA

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  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Attleboro MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Attleboro MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Attleboro MA, listed as a jeweler.

  • He was issued design patent number 11,495 on 4 Nov 1879


    Specification forming part of Design No. 11,495, dated November 4, 1879; application filed October 2, 1879.
    [Term of patent 3 1/2 years.]

    To all whom it may concern :
    Be it known tbat I, Hiram S. Somes, of At-tleborough, in the county of Bristol and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented and originated a Design for a Breastpin or other Article of Jewelry, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, making a part of this specification.
    A designates the petals of a lily, secured to an annular base mounted upon or made with a stem, and expanded to present the appearance of a half-open flower, within the cup of which is represented a set-stone, B, secured by vertical brackets rising from the inside of the cup.
    The petals of the design are to be made of any suitable substance and of any desirable color, and the set-stone is to be of any appropriate material used in the fabrication of jewelry.
    What I claim as my invention is—
    The design for a breastpin and similar article of jewelry, consisting of the representation of a half-open lily having the petals A and set-stone B, substantially as described, and shown in the accompanying drawing.

    Hiram S. Somes

    C. W. Fisher
    F. A. Sheldon
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at North Attleboro MA, listed as a manufacturing jeweler.

Hiram married Caroline Augusta Fisher, daughter of Samuel Parnell Fisher and Susan Guild Blackinton, on 3 Mar 1859 in Attleboro MA. (Caroline Augusta Fisher was born on 2 Jul 1836 in Attleboro MA.)

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