Leona Anna Borchers

1916–2008 (Age 91)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Leona Anna

When Leona Anna Borchers was born on 7 December 1916, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Christian Claus Borchers, was 26 and her mother, Emma Sophia Thomas, was 31. She lived in Pleasant Dale, Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Township I, Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 25 January 2008, in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Christian Claus Borchers
Emma Sophia Thomas
Roy Heinrich Abbo Borchers
Leona Anna Borchers
Viola Borchers
Earl John Henry Borchers

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 28

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.

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)

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

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