DE BOOM FAMILY TREE (1892)
Romain Camille De Boom wrote down the names and relationships of his siblings, uncles and grandparents. See his RC DeBoom_Notes of 1892. Note the interesting graphic on page 6.
The miniature to the right is of Cornelius’ sisters Johanna Frederica and Virginia De Boom, painted by Alessandro Cittadini, a fashionable Italian-Belgium painter of the mid-19th century.
We know that RC’s brother, Benoit (pronounced ‘Ben-WAH’) was about 5’11’, with blonde hair, blue eyes and an oval face when he was a medical student from Denderleeuw. See his French visa dated September 4, 1871.
EMMA’S EUROPEAN RELATIVES (1953)
Emma wrote down all her contacts for her son Frederick when he was being transferred with his family to London. The phone numbers in pencil are in his wife Virgilia’s handwriting. Dave Gerhardi of the UK has confirmed that they met with his parents. (These are PDF files that you can zoom on to see better.)