Robert Edward Filkins

1931–2007 (Age 76)
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Robert Edward

When Robert Edward Filkins was born in 1931, his father, Russell Leon Filkins, was 26 and his mother, Evelyn A Hoke, was 24. He had at least 1 son with Phyllis Forbes. He lived in Otsego, Otsego, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 25 August 2007, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Russell Leon Filkins
Evelyn A Hoke
Russell E Filkins Jr.
Marian Patricia Filkins
Betty L Filkins
Geraldine Elaine Filkins
Robert Edward Filkins
Gary Filkins
Charles A Filkins

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World Events (8)


Age 0

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 20

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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 Russell Filkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bob Filkins in entry for Betty L Nimtz, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Robert Filkins in entry for Russell E Or Russ Filkins, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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