Roxane Filkins

1872–
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roxane

Roxane Filkins was born in 1872, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She married Charles Edgar Prather in 1893, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Roxane Filkins
1872–
Charles Edgar Prather
1868–1928
Marriage: 1893
Garland Lucille Prather
1911–

Spouse & Children

  • Female1872–Female

  • Charles Edgar Prather

    Male1868–1928Male

MARRIAGE
1893
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

  • Garland Lucille Prather

    Female1911–Female

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

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