Russell Thomas Filkins

1917–1980 (Age 62)
Crooksville, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of Russell Thomas

When Russell Thomas Filkins was born on 16 June 1917, in Crooksville, Perry, Ohio, United States, his father, John Thomas Filkins, was 41 and his mother, Eliza Fain, was 30. He married Ines Brown in 1935, in Perry, Ohio, United States. He lived in Harrison Township, Perry, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Perry, Ohio, United States in 1980. He died on 19 March 1980, at the age of 62.

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Russell Thomas Filkins
Ines Brown
Marriage: 1935

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Perry, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Russill Filkins in household of John Filkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russel Filkins in household of John Filkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russell Thomas Filkins in entry for Ruth Ellen Filkins, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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