Rosa Belle Filkins

1898–1964 (Age 66)
Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rosa Belle

When Rosa Belle Filkins was born in 1898, in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George William Filkins, was 23 and her mother, Clara Filkins, was 17. She married Thomas M Shaner on 23 December 1919, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 7 April 1964, in Spring City, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Spring City, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rosa Belle Filkins
Thomas M Shaner
Marriage: 23 December 1919

Spouse & Children

23 December 1919
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George William Filkins


  • Clara Filkins




  • Female1898–1964Female

  • Ralph Whitfield Filkins


  • George L Filkins


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Rosa B Filkins in household of William Filkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rose B Shaner in household of Thomas M Shaner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rosa B Filkins in household of Geo V Filkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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