Roy Heinrich Abbo Borchers

1915–1999 (Age 84)
Pleasant Dale, Seward, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Roy Heinrich Abbo

When Roy Heinrich Abbo Borchers was born on 9 May 1915, in Pleasant Dale, Seward, Nebraska, United States, his father, Christian Claus Borchers, was 25 and his mother, Emma Sophia Thomas, was 30. He married Ruth Marie Borchers on 11 August 1979, in Tarrant, Texas, United States. He lived in Township I, Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1999. He died on 27 April 1999, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego, California, United States.

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Roy Heinrich Abbo Borchers
Ruth Marie Borchers
Marriage: 11 August 1979

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11 August 1979
Tarrant, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Borchard . See also Burkhart .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy H Borchus in household of Chris C Borchus, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Borchers in household of Chris H Borchers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy H Borchers in entry for Ruth M Busboom Borchers, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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