Roy Grover Filkins

1884–1901 (Age 17)
Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life of Roy Grover

When Roy Grover Filkins was born on 22 October 1884, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, his father, James B Filkins, was 29 and his mother, Phoebe J Walker, was 24. He lived in Howell Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 25 December 1901, at the age of 17.

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James B Filkins
Phoebe J Walker
Arnold Thomas Filkins
Dexter James Filkins
Herbert Walker Filkins
Roy Grover Filkins
Mary Filkins
Marion B. Filkins
Alta E. Filkins
Warren Thomas Filkins

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 6

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Grover Fitkins in household of James B Fitkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy G Filkins, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Roy G. Filkins, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"

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