Robert Edwin Filkins

1924–2000 (Age 75)
Savannah, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Robert Edwin

When Robert Edwin Filkins was born on 6 November 1924, in Savannah, Savannah, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Alvin S Filkins, was 22 and his mother, Grace Mariall Card, was 24. He lived in Throopsville, Throop, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1940 and Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1997. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 15 April 2000, in Port Byron, Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Throop, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Robert Edwin Filkins
Marion Emma Henderson

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  • Male1924–2000Male

  • Norman Glen Filkins


  • Marion Filkins


  • Lois Jane Filkins


  • Helen May Filkins


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Robert Filkins in household of Alvin Filkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Filkins in household of Alvin Filkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Filkins in household of Alvin Filkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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