Walter Frederick Seaborg

Brief Life History of Walter Frederick

When Walter Frederick Seaborg was born on 1 September 1913, in Illinois, United States, his father, Frank William Seaborg, was 25 and his mother, Olga Maria Swanson, was 24. He married Ethel Marie Brosell on 17 October 1941, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 January 2000, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Walter Frederick Seaborg
1913–2000
Ethel Marie Brosell
1915–1988
Marriage: 17 October 1941

Sources (4)

  • Walter Seaborg in household of Frank Seaborg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter F Seaborg, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Walter F Seaborg, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

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1925 · Woman's World's Fair

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1937 · The Neutrality Act

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Einer, Erik, Gunner, Hilmer, Iver.

Americanized form of Swedish Sjöberg (see Sjoberg ).

English: from the Middle English female personal name Seburg (Old English Sǣburg, from ‘sea’ + burg ‘fortress, fortified place’).

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

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