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Obituaries - NY - 1901 - William B. Boorum
William B. Boorum died suddenly at his home, 276 Henry Street, Brooklyn, on Tuesday. Death was due to heart
disease. Mr. Boorum was born sixty-two years ago, and when fifteen years old he entered the office of
John O'Hara, a manufacturer of blank books. he afterward became a partner of his employer, and on Mr. O'Hara's
death organized the firm of Miles, Boorum & Co., and afterward the firm of Boorum & Pease, operating the
largest blank-book manufacturing plant in the United States. Mr. Boorum was prominently connected with
Plymouth Church for forty years. He leaves a widow and four children. The funeral services will be
held at his home to-morrow at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis will conduct
Death notice in same issue notes his middle name as Burger, his wife's name as Lucy E. Chase, and
that he died in his 63d year.
Source: New York Times, Mar 28, 1901
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