Henry Boorsma

(1896 - 1982)

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Henry Boorsma
1896 - 1982
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May 14, 1896
Death
January 1982
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Moxee, Yakima County, Washington 98936
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Henry Boorsma was born on May 14, 1896. He died in January 1982 at 85 years old. We know that Henry Boorsma had been residing in Moxee, Yakima County, Washington 98936.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Henry Boorsma died in January 1982 at age 85. He was born on May 14, 1896. We have no information about Henry's family or relationships. We know that Henry Boorsma had been residing in Moxee, Yakima County, Washington 98936.

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In 1896, in the year that Henry Boorsma was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1917, Henry was 21 years old when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1954, Henry was 58 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1965, he was 69 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1982, in the year of Henry Boorsma's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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