Patricia Abraham, Mother in 1964 Tragedy in Guyana, Dies at 98
HISTORY: British Guiana – The New York Times Archives | 12 June 1964
Eight in Family Are Killed in British Guiana Bombing
GEORGETOWN, British Guiana, June 12, 1964 — Arthur Abraham, 47 years old, who was once permanent secretary in Premier Cheddi B. Jagan‘s office, and seven of his nine children died today when their city home was burned down after terrorists had thrown two bombs into it. The children, four girls and three boys, were from 6 to 10 years old.
Mr. Abraham was transferred to the Ministry of Works six months ago, after documents disappeared from his office.
The bombs were thrown as the family slept. Mrs. Patricia Abraham escaped by jumping through a window. The other two children were away from home.
Terrorists also tried to burn down the home of Senator Ann Jardim, a member of the United Force party of Peter D’Aguiar.
Today’s deaths brought to 46 the number of persons killed in the 121-day‐old strike of sugar workers.
Fast Forward to February 2017 Catholic Standard Obituary reporting ….
Patricia Abraham, Mother in 1964 Tragedy Dies at 98
….from the Catholic Standard (Friday, Feb. 10/17).