Rensselaer Delevan Filkins

1908–1979 (Age 70)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rensselaer Delevan

When Rensselaer Delevan Filkins was born on 21 October 1908, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rensselaer Delevan Filkins Jr., was 31 and his mother, Frances E Peterson, was 29. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Charlotte Cooper. He lived in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. He died in October 1979, at the age of 71.

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Rensselaer Delevan Filkins
Charlotte Cooper
Renssaeler Filkins
Shirley Filkins
Ronald Filkins
Catherine Jane Filkins

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  • Renssaeler Filkins


  • Shirley Filkins


  • Ronald Filkins


  • Catherine Jane Filkins


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Renssaeler Filkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rensselder J Felkins in household of Rensselder D Felkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rensalear D Filkins in entry for Mr Filkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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