Ruth Filkins

1899–1950 (Age 50)
South Berne, Berne, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Filkins was born on 10 October 1899, in South Berne, Berne, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Lord Filkins, was 22 and her mother, Iva Becker, was 20. She married Burton Jacob Wright on 16 December 1917, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Durham, Greene, New York, United States in 1930 and Ridley Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 16 June 1950, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Berne, Albany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Filkins
Burton Jacob Wright
Marriage: 16 December 1917
Juanita Ruth Wright
Robert Ernest Wright Sr.
Grace B Wright

Spouse & Children

16 December 1917
Albany, Albany, New York, United States


  • Juanita Ruth Wright


  • Robert Ernest Wright Sr.


  • Female1921–1985Female

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1899–1950Female

  • Female1903–1976Female

  • Grace Filkins


  • John Joseph Filkins


  • Louis Alton Filkins


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

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. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 14

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Ruth Filkin? in household of Benjamin Filkin?, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth Filkins in household of Benjamin Filkins, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Ruth Wright in household of Burton J Wright, "United States Census, 1920"

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