Reitha Louise Borwick

7 October 1900–30 October 1957 (Age 57)
Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States

The Life of Reitha Louise

When Reitha Louise Borwick was born on 7 October 1900, in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States, her father, James Spence Borwick, was 40 and her mother, Ida Ann Johnson, was 34. She married George Leslie Fish in 1920, in Orenco, Washington, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 9 Pine Forest, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 30 October 1957, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Old Scotch Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Leslie Fish
Reitha Louise Borwick
Marriage: 1920
Ida Mae Fish

Spouse and Children

Orenco, Washington, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Spence Borwick






    William Robert Borwick


    Meloin C Borwick



    Margaret Borwick


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Burwick in Sandwick, Orkney.

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

Sources (3)

  • Reitha L Fish in household of George L Fish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Reitha L Fish in household of George L Fish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reitha L Borwick in household of James Borwick, "United States Census, 1910"

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