Nicholas Filonov or Filonoff

Male 1891 - 1945  (53 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Filonov or Filonoff 
    Born 23 Dec 1891  Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1945  Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Caucade Cemetery, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I97  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 

    Father Nicolas Filonov,   b. Abt 1859, , , Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alexandra Vassilieva or Wassiliev,   b. Abt 1863, , , Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married of, , Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Werblovsky or Verblovsky,   b. 8 Oct 1893, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1972, Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1932  Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Nicholas Filinov/Filinoff, is believed to have been born about December 23, 1891 in Kharkiv; however, Irene his daughter remembers him as being age 56 at the time death which would make a birth year of approximately 1889. He died March 19, 1945 in Nice, France. His parents may be a father of the same name of Nicholas and a mother named Alexandra Vassilieva/Wassiliev. He may have had a sister named Sonia. He may have been married before with a son from this marriage, who may have been killed around the time of the Revolution. There is a street named Filonoff in Kharkiv that may associated with his family. Additionally, his grandfather or other close relative may have been somewhat famous as a General in the Tatars.
      One of his identification cards said that he was a "Russian combatant." He worked in Nice supplying coal with a company named Conso on Boulevard Raimbaldi. In France, he was Russian Orthodox and sang in the choir at the main church in Nice.

      2. Irene remembers Nicholas missing part of one finger with another finger bent due to an accident. On one of his ID photos that Irene has, it mentions "Combatant Russe" (Russian Combatant, but which war is uncertain and may have been either WWI or the Bolshevik Revolution. She also remembers him rolling his own cigarettes or picking up cigarette butts during the War years. He had a wine drinking problem always buying the cheapest wine available; this eventually killed him. When drunk, Nicholas tended towards being a mean drunk and physically abusive. He would soak stale bread and feed it to the pigeons. Catherine and Irene moved away from him about 1938 to live with Catherine's mother across from the Nice Rail station at 38, Av. Aubert, apt. 68 on the third floor. As of 2015, the building is still there. During the War, Nicholas went to central France working with the German-occupied government. He eventually and died in Nice at the Palladium Apartments where he had a groundfloor apartment.

      QUESTIONS:
      1. Deathdate is either the 17 or 19 March?