Rensselaer Delevan Filkins Jr.

1876–1964 (Age 87)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rensselaer Delevan

When Rensselaer Delevan Filkins Jr. was born on 16 November 1876, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rensselaer D. Filkins Sr, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Jennie Reed, was 35. He married Frances E Peterson on 28 September 1907, in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 50 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 88.

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Rensselaer Delevan Filkins Jr.
Frances E Peterson
Marriage: 28 September 1907
Rensselaer Delevan Filkins
John Frederick Filkins Sr.
Byron Peterson Filkins
Charles Arnold Filkins

Spouse & Children

28 September 1907
Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Rensselaer D. Filkins Sr


  • Catherine Jennie Reed




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Rensselaer D Filkins Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rensselder J Felkins in household of Rensselder D Felkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rensselaer Filkins Jr. in household of Rensselaer Filkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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