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Patricia Abraham, Mother in 1964 Tragedy in British Guiana (Guyana), Dies at 98

Patricia Abraham, Mother in 1964 Tragedy in Guyana, Dies at 98

HISTORY: British Guiana – The New York Times Archives | 12 June 1964

Patricia Abraham

Patricia Abraham

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.   Continue reading