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Roger Boreham
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1906
Somerville
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 10, 1991
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

~ ROGER ALBERT BOREHAM ~ age 85

Father: Albert Boreham (B: 1875, England)

Mother: Florence Catherine Keough Boreham (Borm: 05 Mar 1872, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA - 29 Sep 1915, Somerville, Middlesex, MA) D/o Roger Keough & Mary Collins

Married: Florence Boreham, NH (Funeral was conducted at Waterman's Funeral home I was in attendance)

Funeral: MaY 1991, Boston, Suffolk, MA, Rev. G. Steven Ellis officiated ~ Rex B. Ellis built a cherry wood container shaped like a book with an emblem of Faneuil Hall on the top, as Roger loved books & history. I placed a photo of his wife and Lincoln, and some other personal memorabilia in the box with Roger's remains. Brenda assisted in the burial at Mt. Auburn. We place a rose on top of the container that had been covered with wrapping as a moisture barrier.

Burial: May 1991, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, in the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem Plot, near the graves of Senator John Wilkins & Mrs. Thomasine Minot (Located not far from the Sphinx).

Recollection, Steve Ellis: I looked after Roger, as he lived in the same apartments as we did in Boston. Roger didn't want to go into a nursing home, so I took care of him as much as I knew how. I cooked his supper daily for years. He loved history and could quote the preamble, the Gettysburg Address, and the Mid-night Ride of Paul Revere. He liked to tell of the time when he met President William Howard Taft in Boston. Roger said that President Taft was a very rotund man, and when he laughed his belly and frame shook. He said that when President Taft gave a speech on Patriots Day in Boston that he spoke very slow and deliberately. "On this --- 19th --- day --- of---." Finally, one young boy in the crowd shouted out April -- April. Roger said Taft laughed so hard his belly shook. Roger recalled the well noted fire in Boston at the __ Club. He said he could hear the alarms from the fire trucks and see the smoke arising from the area to this day. He had been a member for about 30 years of the church before I came to minister. He took care of the altar and the hymnal announcement board. He didn't believe in the virgin birth, as he told me "no matter what anybody says." I found him dead in his apartment on the 13th floor lying in front of his refrigerator. We buried him at historic Mt. Auburn Cemetery in the church plots.

Burial: May 1991, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambrdidge, Middlesex, MA

Disclaimer: All info obtained from cemetery grave marker, Internet, and from other public sources. Absolute accuracy is not claimed or implied. Corrections and/or additions welcomed.

 
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Glenn Ellis
Record added: Feb 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65925760
Roger Boreham
Added by: Glenn Ellis
 
Roger Boreham
Added by: Glenn Ellis
 
 
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 Added: Mar. 15, 2011
 
 
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