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Rienk Buma (1896-1918)

BUMA, Rienk (also known as Raymond Buma); b. 15 Nov 1896 in IJlst, son of Minne  Buma and Tietje Hiemstra; d. 27 Sep 1918 in France at 21 years old and was buried on 21 Oct 1921 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Whitinsville, MA.

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1896 Nov 15 IJlst geboorte certificate #36

Photo Souvenir of the Dedication of Memorial to the Veterans of the World War of the Town of Northbridge, November 3rd, 1922

Death certificate “Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 May 2016), Raymond Buma, 13 Sep 1918; citing Death, , , , France, certificate number 203, page 351, State Archives, Boston.