Rollie Richard Filkins

1876–1944 (Age 68)
Adair, Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Rollie Richard

When Rollie Richard Filkins was born on 11 March 1876, in Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Orivison Richmond Filkins, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Pinkerton, was 21. He married Nellie Gertrude Stevens on 23 August 1896, in Adair, Adair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nineveh Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Nineveh, Adair, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 July 1944, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68.

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Rollie Richard Filkins
Nellie Gertrude Stevens
Marriage: 23 August 1896
Lola Opal Filkins
John Olan Filkins
Claude Orrison Filkins
Harry Clyde Filkins
Herman Owen Filkins

Spouse & Children

23 August 1896
Adair, Adair, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Orivison Richmond Filkins


  • Rebecca Pinkerton




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from the medieval personal name Filkin, a diminutive from a short form of Philip . 2. habitational name from a place so called in Oxfordshire, whose name is probably a tribal derivative (with Old English -ingas ‘people of’) of the Old English personal name Filica (of uncertain origin). Surname forms such as de Filking(es) are found in the surrounding area from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rollins Filkins in household of Oscar Filkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roley R Filkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rolla R Filkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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