Raymond van Borkum

Born September 12, 1909, Ray van Borkum (on the right) had a short but apparently happy life.

 Born with a heart defect Ray was given to 'spells' as his mother put it. Actually he occasionally fainted.

He loved hunting and fishing and one day when fishing with his brother Albert, he fell in a creek and drowned. It was always suspected he had some sort of heart failure and the drowning was secondary to his death on June 5, 1925..

A very early picture of the two brothers.  Arnold on the right and Ray on the left.

Ray on the left here, was known as a bit of a prankster. He would usually accomplish this with the help of his friends.  Ray was very popular.

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