Richmond Borden

18 April 1861–8 July 1931 (Age 70)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Richmond

When Richmond Borden was born on 18 April 1861, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Thomas Henry Borden, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Best, was 25. He married Marion Butcher on 23 January 1904, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 8 July 1931, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Richmond Borden
Marion Butcher
Marriage: 23 January 1904

Spouse and Children

23 January 1904
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 6

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Borden, perhaps from Old English bār ‘boar’ or bor ‘hill’ + denu ‘valley’ or denn ‘(swine) pasture’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Richmond S Borden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richmond S Borden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richmond Borden, "United States Census, 1920"

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