Jan. 29, 1856 Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA
Aug. 11, 1927 Georgetown District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Born in Martinsburg, Va (then). His family came to Georgetown when he was 13. Fred was superintendent of Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. He was associated with the cemetery for over 50 yrs. His family lived at the Oak Hill Cemetery Lodge until his death. Many of Fred's family are buried in the cemetery he cared for all those years. The photo on right was taken at the cemetery. Fred was succeeded by his daughter Jessie McMahon.
Fred married Josephine Poore at St Ann's in Tenleytown. He was the father of five children.
Fred was the grandson of Capt Wm Sommerville, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. Captain Sommerville served in the 8th Penna. Rgmt. in the Western Department under Col. Chevalier de Cambry. Fred was also the brother & cousin of Civil War soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Both of his sons served in the army during World War I. His son Charles M. was severely wounded at the Battle of the Argonne Forrest during that conflict.