Sterling Young Filkins

1911–2001 (Age 89)
New York, United States

The Life of Sterling Young

When Sterling Young Filkins was born on 23 June 1911, in New York, United States, his father, Myron Filkins, was 39 and his mother, Georgeanna Wright, was 37. He lived in Rensselaer, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 15 years and East Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 6 February 2001, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in East Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 6

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Sterling Y Filkins in household of Myron Filkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sterling Filkins in household of Myron Filkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sterling Filkins in household of Myron Filkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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