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Charles Henry Boorom

Charles Henry Boorom

Male 1923 - 1978  (55 years)

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  • Name Charles Henry Boorom  [1
    Nickname Buddy 
    Born 26 Jul 1923  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    71994793 sect. 54 #39 
    Social Security Number 035-12-2543 
    _AMTID 390151086871:1030:116238515 
    Died 10 Dec 1978  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pawtucket, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Saint Francis Cemetery 
    Charles H. “Buddy” Boorom (1923-1978) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Charles H. “Buddy” Boorom (1923-1978) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I10251  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father George William Boorom,   b. 19 Mar 1888, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1953, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ellen Mulvey,   b. 12 Sep 1888, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1965, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F4636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Edith French,   b. 30 Dec 1924, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2005, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1947  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Sharon Joan Boorom,   b. 1 Sep 1948, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 2005, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Buddy, as he was known, was hanging around with Norma and Owen French. Mary French was dating someone else at the time. WWII came along and Buddy went MIA. He came home and had wounds and malaria. Mary got a "dear john " letter from her sweetheart (Ralph DiSimone), they had planned on getting married. Buddy was there to console her. He called her up to go roller skating and said that he and Joe Pino will pick her up (from Winchester Street). So they went roller skating in E. Providence. She made it miserable for him. Left him at the gate to the house. Sometime later he called her and took her to the movies (Saratoga Trunk starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman) at the Majestic in downtown Providence. He called her more and more; they saw more movies; and he visited frequently at the French house. They courted over a year. Her father and mother didn't like his drinking and they told Mary to tell him they couldn't get married if he didn't stop. They sent her to visit her brother Stanley in Norfolk, VA for the summer. If Buddy didn't have a job by the end of the summer there would be no marriage. He got a job at American Screw near R.I. Hospital.

      Buddy and Mary purchased the house on Vandewater Street (ca 1952) and his in-laws sold the house on Winchester and moved in to the downstairs apt. (As related to D.M. Caranci by Iola French, his aunt, in 2009)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1366] Interviews with family members conducted by David M. Caranci.