Clarence Floyd Filkins

Male 1907 - 1925  (18 years)

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  • Name Clarence Floyd Filkins 
    Born 1907 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1925 
    Person ID I32940  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Charles Briggs Filkins,   b. 1 Feb 1866,   d. 31 Mar 1938  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annette A. Nettie Robbins,   b. 17 Feb 1868,   d. 23 Mar 1927  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, July 11, 1889 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Our Man About Town - The marriage of Charles Filkins of Pulaski, New York, to Nettie Robbins, of Boylston, New York, was a very pleasant event. After the ceremony was performed by Rev. Bramley, the party retired to Armstrong's restaurant where a bountiful repast was enjoyed.
    Family ID F12219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Clarence Floyd Filkins - 1907 - July 9, 1925. Son of Charles Briggs and Annette A. "Nettie" Robbins Filkins.

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday Morning, July 10, 1925 Utica Daily Press - Utica, New York - Two Fliers Burn To Death In Plane Wreck Near Syracuse - Syracuse, July 9 - (AP) - George O. Ceratt of Syracuse, and Clarence Floyd Filkins of Belle Isle, were burned to death tonight when the airplane piloted by Ceratt, with Filkins as his passenger, burst into flames and went into a nose dive in an oat field near Amboy. Howard Hawley and John A. Krans had stopped their automobile to watch the aircraft and saw it plunge. They rushed to the scene and found both men dead beside the burning ruins. They attached a chain to the airplane and used their automobile to draw it [lines missing] to direst the airplane toward a grove of trees in an apparent effort to effect a landing in an oat field when it burst into flames and crashed. The plane was flying at an altitude of between 200 and 300 feet at the time, according to spectators.

      Newspaper Obituary - Saturday Evening, July 11, 1925 Rome Sentinel - Rome, New York - Plane Tragedy to Bring City Statute to Regulate Flying - Syracuse, July 11 - George O. Ceratt, 30, owner of the Empire Garage, 201 South State Street, who with Clarence F. Filkins, 18, of Mexico, was killed when the airplane in which they were riding fell Thursday evening on the McNeil farm, Belle Isle-Amboy road will be buried at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in Myrtle Hill Cemetery from the undertaking rooms of P. J. Cody, 118 South Wilbur avenue. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ceratt, Warners; a brother, Harry C. Ceratt, Syracuse, and a sister, Mrs. Melvin M. Burtis, 119 Hawley avenue. The body of Clarence Filkins was sent to Pulaski yesterday where funeral services under direction of undertaker Foster will be held. Filkins was taking his first trip in an airplane when the fatal accident occurred, although Ceratt had escaped serious injury when his plane had fallen twice before, once August 10, 1924, when a hydroplane he was piloting fell into Onondaga Lake, and again August 20. The young passenger victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fillcins, Mexico. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Leon Filkins with whom he lived, Newton, Bert and Harold Filkins and two sisters, Miss Risona Filkins, Mexico, and Mrs. Bessie Barto, Lake George. Citing the young aviator's accident as a case in point, Commissioner James B. Spencer, Department of Public Safety, yesterday deplored the lack of a city ordinance endowing the department with power to regulate airplane traffic. He declared that he would petition the Common Council to enact the necessary legislation at the next meeting. Complaints from taxpayers who ask that action be taken to prohibit low-flying, endangering lives and property of residents, and several accidents in which planes flying so low as to be unable to volplane to earth in case of motor trouble, are said to be the cause of his action.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, July 15, 1925 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Two Boys Lose Their Lives; Airplane Falls And Burns ¬Last Thursday night, George O. Ceratt, of Syracuse and Clarence Filkins, of Mexico, lost their lives when an airplane being managed by Ceratt, an amateur flyer, fell and took fire. The engine died and the plane shot down, near Amboy-Belle Isle Road, near Syracuse, and took fire, burning the boys to death. Young Filkins was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Filkins of Mexico. He has four brothers and two sisters, Leon Filkins, who owns a farm at Belle Isle; Newton Filkins, who works on the James Male farm, West Genesee turnpike; Bert, Harold and Rosina Filkins of Mexico, and Mrs. Bessie Barto of Lake George; son older and some younger than the victim of the air. Newton Filkins was notified of his brother's death, and reached the field within an hour after the accident "It was my brother's first flight," he said. "Everybody around here calls him Jake, but his right name was Clarence. We knew he was talking about going up, and we tried to talk him out of it, but he didn't listen. He drove over tonight, and there he lies." Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, at Mexico, burial in Riverside cemetery. The unfortunate boy was nephew of Eugene Filkins of this village, also relative of several other Pulaski people.