Richard Milton Filkins

1936–2006 (Age 69)
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Richard Milton

When Richard Milton Filkins was born on 21 December 1936, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Robert Neil Filkins, was 30 and his mother, Beulah Elaine Matteson, was 29. He lived in Geddes, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1940 and Copenhagen, Denmark in 2006. He died on 8 September 2006, in Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 69.

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Robert Neil Filkins
Beulah Elaine Matteson
Shirley Ann Filkins
Richard Milton Filkins

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1906–1986Male

  • Beulah Elaine Matteson




World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 3

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Richard Tilkins in household of Robert N Tilkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Filkins in entry for Shirley Stout, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard M Filkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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