Leon William Borleske

Brief Life History of Leon William

When Leon William Borleske was born on 18 August 1881, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, his father, Herman Frank Borleske, was 31 and his mother, Nina Edith Evans, was 21. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 15 November 1966, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Herman Frank Borleske
Nina Edith Evans
Myrtle Borleske
Leon William Borleske
Raymond Vincent Borleske
Stanley Evans Borleske
Herman Reuben Borleske
Nina Ruth Borleske
Evangeline Gladys Borleske
Esther Pease Borleske
Oliver Nathan Borleske

Sources (3)

  • Leon Borleske in household of Herman Borleske, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leon William Borleske, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Leon Borleske in household of H Borleske, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Derivative of Leo , from the oblique case. This form is common as a Jewish name, but recently has also acquired wider currency. The lion is an important symbol among Jews because of Jacob's dying pronouncement that ‘Judah is a lion's whelp’ (Genesis 49:9).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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