Gertrude Esther Scarborough

20 October 1908–17 April 1994 (Age 85)
St. Paul, Howard, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Gertrude Esther

When Gertrude Esther Scarborough was born on 20 October 1908, in St. Paul, Howard, Nebraska, United States, her father, William T Scarborough, was 24 and her mother, Iva May Hoffa, was 23. She married Leslie Nielsen on 30 October 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Ravenna, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Dannebrog Election Precinct, Howard, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1994, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in St. Paul, Howard, Nebraska, United States.

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Leslie Nielsen
Gertrude Esther Scarborough
Marriage: 30 October 1928
Robert W Nielsen

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30 October 1928


    Robert W Nielsen


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði + Old Norse borg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Scarborough in household of William Scarborough, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude E Neilsen in household of Leslie Neilsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Nielsen in household of Leslie Nielsen, "United States Census, 1940"

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