Merlin S Borras (1925 - 2008)

A photo of Merlin S Borras
Merlin S Borras
1925 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Merlin S Borras was born on April 22, 1925. He died on May 8, 2008 at age 83. We know that Merlin S Borras had been residing in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32501.


Merlin S Borras Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Merlin Borras, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Borras family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Merlin S Borras

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Merlin Borras was born on


Merlin Borras died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Merlin.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Merlin S Borras?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Merlin's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Merlin a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32501


Did Merlin finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Merlin attend?


Share what Merlin did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Merlin's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Merlin serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Merlin S Borras Family Tree

Merlin's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Borras family tree.

Merlin's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Merlin S Borras
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Merlin's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Merlin S Borras. Below are potential family photos that share Merlin's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Merlin during various points of his life


Share Memories about Merlin

What do you remember about Merlin S Borras? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Merlin is remembered.

Merlin Borras Obituary

This obit of Merlin S Borras is maintained by Merlin's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Merlin S Borras died on May 8, 2008 at 83 years of age. He was born on April 22, 1925. We are unaware of information about Merlin's surviving family. We know that Merlin S Borras had been residing in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida 32501.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Merlin S Borras

1925 - 2008 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Merlin's lifetime

In 1925, in the year that Merlin S Borras was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1940, at the age of just 15 years old, Merlin was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1960, he was 35 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, at the age of 50 years old, Merlin was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1992, at the age of 67 years old, Merlin was alive when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

Other Biographies

Other Borrases

Carlos Borras
Nov 1, 1947 - Dec 19, 2008
Miami, Florida
Jaime Borras
Oct 28, 1927 - Sep 9, 1994
Miami, FL
Joaquin Perez Borras
Sep 16, 1916 - Jan 26, 1994
Miami, FL
Graciella Borras
Sep 29, 1941 - Feb 19, 1991
Amy Borras
Dec 28, 1888 - February 1979
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Mary Borras
Aug 14, 1905 - May 29, 1999
San Diego, CA
Myrna M Borras
Apr 28, 1951 - Apr 14, 2005
Chicago, IL
A Borras
Nov 30, 1950 - May 1991
Chicago, IL
Leo J Borras
Dec 18, 1916 - Oct 13, 1995
Mobile, AL
Ralph Borras
Apr 26, 1920 - July 1970
Charles Borras
May 4, 1910 - December 1977
Chicago, Illinois
Mathilde Borras
Jul 27, 1890 - March 1979
Mobile, Florida
Irene Borras
Dec 13, 1924 - Jun 7, 2006
Marrero, LA
Warren P Borras
Nov 1, 1955 - Jan 17, 2006
Metairie, LA
Frank Borras
Jan 13, 1891 - July 1971
Pensacola, Florida
William A Borras
Jan 8, 1924 - Jun 20, 1993
Marrero, LA
Wilhelmina M Borras
Jul 29, 1888 - Sep 15, 1967
New Orleans, LA
George Borras
Aug 1, 1927 - September 1978
Juan Borras Rosad
May 7, 1898 - February 1977
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Roberto R Borras
Apr 10, 1949 - Sep 6, 2003

Other Bios

William A Martin
Nov 19, 1927 - Oct 27, 1989
Pensacola, FL
Herbert W Lee
May 28, 1928 - Jun 14, 1999
Pensacola, FL
Vernee Owens
Oct 3, 1927 - Oct 14, 2008
Detroit, MI
Louise F Rosenhamer
Aug 29, 1924 - Jul 19, 1998
Ocala, FL
Vernia Hester
Apr 21, 1898 - Aug 20, 1988
Bertie M Meggs
Sep 29, 1920 - Aug 28, 1989
Starke, FL
Leroy Lindsey
Jan 2, 1914 - Apr 7, 1992
Lakeland, FL
Maude L Fernandez
Jun 19, 1919 - Oct 18, 2001
Lakeland, FL
Viola Lumpkin
Feb 18, 1912 - Jun 26, 1998
Gainesville, FL
James R Chisholm
Aug 17, 1897 - Apr 25, 1973
Ocala, FL
Marion Youmans
Jul 9, 1925 - Jan 10, 2005
Macon, GA
Robert O Mcleod
Nov 12, 1927 - Oct 3, 1992
Cross City, FL
Marie Shaw
Aug 22, 1905 - Jul 25, 1992
Tallahassee, FL
Ruby L Mccall
Oct 5, 1904 - Aug 7, 1996
Pompano Beach, FL
Herbert C Crews
Apr 10, 1925 - Dec 18, 1997
Lawtey, FL
Warran E Rilea
Sep 17, 1927 - Aug 30, 1976
Willie J Davis
Feb 18, 1927 - May 17, 1994
Fort Myers, FL
Hasting Smith
Jan 28, 1928 - February 1986
Pauline Amerson
Sep 26, 1924 - May 1985
Canal Point, Florida
Jesse Colden
Sep 15, 1887 - March 1968
Reddick, Florida
Success Stories from Biographies like Merlin S Borras
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.