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Did you know that several persons with a Guyanese died in the World Trade Center? Some of these are still listed as "missing persons" and are memorialized on the following website: Missing Persons


Newspaper Clippings

The newspaper clippings, source for many of the following transcriptions, are courtesy of John O'Connor - our many thanks and appreciation to John for his time and work in obtaining these records.

AARON, Susan – On the 18th September 1924, at her late residence, 195 Charlotte Street, Lacytown (Susan), beloved mother of J. C. AUSTIN. Aged 80 years. No Cards. Funeral from above address at 4 p.m. today. Friends please accept this the only intimation (American and Colon papers please copy) (The Daily Chronicle, Georgetown, British Guiana – Friday, September 19, 1924, “Died”, column 1, page unknown.) View actual news clipping

ARCHER, Catherine – on Friday September 12, 1947 at her daughter's residence 47 Pere Street, Kitty, CATHERINE ELIZABETH, wife of the Late T. A. Archer, retired Schoolmaster, and Agricultural Instructor, J.P., in her 77th. Year, beloved mother of Eldad, Chemist and Druggist, Caroline, Charge Nurse, PHG, Adina, retired Health Visitor, Mesdames May Cole, retired School teacher; Ivy Loncke; Phyllis Kendall; foster mother of Margaret Hedecker and Mortimer Archer, grandmother of Gwendoline, Joyce, Arthur, Donald, Eileen, Tiny, Ivy, Yvonne, Walter, Joycelynne, Victor, Pat; great grand mother of 10; and godmother of Gladys Wiltshire. Funeral will remove from the above address and board the ferry at noon today. Interment will be made at Vergenoegen, West Coast Demerara. Friends and relatives are asked to accept this the only intimation and attend. (Source: Announcement death daily chronicle, Saturday, September 13, 1947 : Page 4.)   ARCHER - C. E. Archer and family beg to thank all those who sent wreaths, Telegrams, letters, Cards of sympathy, and in other ways expressed their sympathy in their bereavement. [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, February 15, 1948: page 6.]    

ARCHER, S. A. – In loving memory of S. A. ARCHER, J.P., who departed this life on October 10, 1943. (Inserted by his loving children)[Source: ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Sunday Chronicle, Georgetown , British Guiana – October 10, 1948 : page 6.]

ARCHER, Catherine - In loving memory of our beloved CATHERINE ARCHER, who departed this life on September 12, 1947. Gone but not forgotten. (Inserted by her children) [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, September 12, 1948 : page 6.]

BENTHAM, Reynold F. - On Tuesday, 14th August, 1924, at 10 p.m. (suddenly) at his late residence, Lot 18, George Street, REYNOLD F., beloved husband of Louisa, father of Clarice Isabel, son of Mrs. Isabel BENTHAM and brother of Adolphus BENTHAM, Boston, U.S.A. Funeral at 4 p.m. today from above address. Friends please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P. (The Daily Chronicle, Georgetown, British Guiana – Wednesday, September 17, 1924, column 1, “Died”, page unknown.) View actual news clipping
     BENTHAM - DEATH OF MR. R.F. BENTHAM, Popular Tailor Expires Suddenly – Funeral this afternoon ----We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. REYNOLD F. BENTHAM, which sad event took place suddenly at this late residence, Lot 18, George Street, about 10 o'clock last evening. Mr. BENTHAM who with some friends was on board the R.M.S.P. Chignecto suddenly complained of feeling ill and left in a cab for home. His condition grew worse and immediately on reaching home the services of Dr. T. T. NICHOLS and S.P. JAMES were requisitioned but to no avail, death occurring shortly after. Deceased, who was fifty years of age, started life as a printer at Baldwin's Printery and on leaving there joined the staff of this paper. Abandoning printing, he became a clerk at Messrs. Smith Bros. And Co., Ltd., afterwards turning his attention to tailoring and within the past few years, conducted with considerable success a fairly large establishment in American Street. Deceased leaves a wife and daughter to whom we extend our deepest sympathy. The funeral will be removed from his late residence this afternoon. ( The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown) View actual news clipping

     BENTHAM, R. F. - Mrs. Louis BENTHAM, Mrs. Isabella BENTHAM and Miss Clarice BENTHAM, Wife, Mother, and Daughter, beg to thank all those who attended the funeral of the late Mr. R. F. BENTHAM, Husband, Son and Father, also those who send wreaths and letters of condolence and telegrams. (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Card of Thanks”)

BRANCO – on Monday, September 8th at 58 Fifth Street, Albertown, HECTOR, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. M. P. BRANCO. (Deeply regretted) (Date, Year, and newspaper unknown) View actual news clipping

CARRUTHERS - James Rose Carruthers, long-time reporting staff member for the Colonist newspaper, died at Port Said on January 15, 1892. (The Argosy, Saturday, April 2, 1892, Page 4, Col 1)

COLLIER, Elvira – On Friday, 26th September, 1924 at her residence, 66 Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitty, ELVIRA, the beloved wife of Benj Collier of the Demerara Biscuit Factory and mother of George C. Nurse and Mrs. C. G. Northey. Aged 65 years. Funeral from the above address at 8:30 a.m. to-day. Friends please accept this the only intimation.(Barbados and New York papers please copy) (The Daily Chronicle, Saturday September 27, 1924, date, page and Column 1, “Died”)

COUCHMAN - Joseph Couchman, aged 23 years, son of the late Charles Couchman, died at "Sacca", Upper Demerary River on 27 February 1892; as reported by the Argosy Newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana on March 5, 1892

COUCHMAN - Samuel D.D. Couchman, aged 36 years, died on February 3, 1891 at Wibbisirie Kanelly, Upper Demerara River; as reported by the Argosy Newspaper, Georgetown, British Guiana (Saturday, February 21, 1891, Page 4, Col 1)

D’ABREU – On Wednesday, 17th September, 1924 at her daughter’s residence, 251 Murray Street, JOHUNA MENDES, the beloved mother of Adelaide Seabra and Jose Mendes D’ABREU, of Cayenne. Aged 86 years. Funeral will take place from the above address at 4:30 p.m. to day. Friend are kindly asked to attend. (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Died”)View Actual News Clipping

DE ABREU, Johuna – On Wednesday, 17th September 1924 at her daughter's residence, 251 Murray Street, JOHUNA MENDES, the beloved mother of Adelaide, Seabra and Jose Mendes De Abreu, of Cayenne. Aged 86 years. Funeral will take place from the above address at 4.30 p.m. today. Friends are kindly asked to attend. ( Madeira papers please copy) (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Died”)

DE ABREU, Christina – On Saturday, 24th September 1924 at 129 Fourth Street, Alberttown, CHRISTINA, the beloved sister of Mrs. E. E. Comes (Gomes ?) Jose and Cecelia De ABREU. Funeral will take place from the above address at 4 p.m. today. Friends please accept this the only intimation. (Madeira papers please copy) ( The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Died”) View actual news clipping

ELLIOTT, Annie Sophia - On Monday, September 13th, 1948 at her residence, Nabaclis Village, East Coast, Demerara, Mrs. ANNIE SOPHIA, relict of T. J. Elliott, retired schoolmaster, Mother of Edward, Henry, Sydney and Wilfred Elliott, and Mesdames H. Bradshaw, S. Willis, and M. Patterson, and sister of Miss Sarah Sandy, retired School teacher. The funeral will remove from the house of mourning - Nabaclis Village – to Victoria Roman Catholic church for the funeral service, and back to Nabaclis cemetery for interment at 4.00 p.m. , today.
Relatives and friends are asked to accept this intimation. (Source: The Daily Argosy, Georgetown , British Guiana , Tuesday, September 14th. 1948 : page 5. )      ELLIOTT Messrs. E. S., H. J., S. B., and W. R. Elliott (sons); Mesdames A. M. Bradshaw, Sophia Willis, M. A. Patterson (daughters), Sarah Sandy sister and grandchildren of the late ANNIE SOPHIA, beg to thank the many friends and relatives who attended the funeral and sent wreaths, cards, letters, telegrams and in any other way sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. [Source: Announcements, September 26, 1948 : page 6.]

ELLIOT, Victoria - Mrs. Annie I. Elliott, and children, sincerely begs to thank the many kind friends who assisted and attended the funeral of their beloved daughter and sister, VICTORIA (VICKY), also those who sent wreaths, letters, telegrams, and cards, etc. or in any way sympathized with them. [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, March 11, 1945 : page 6.]

HOOSEIN, Mohamed – At Bagotville, West Bnak , Demerara. MOHAMED, Mohamedan Priest. Aged 107 years. Funeral from the above address at 3 p.m. today. Friends please accept this the only intimation. (The Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, September 16, 1924, page and Column unknown, “Died”)

HOPKINS - Infant William Alfred Hopkins, son of Charles and Jane Ross Hopkins died at Plantation Hazard on 23 February 1892. (The Argosy, March 5, 1892, Page 4, Col 1)

IRWIN - (From the Syracruse Herald Journal, Syracuse, New York, USA - June 10, 1940:
JOHN SAMUEL IRWIN DIES IN CANADA AT 62
      Toronto, Ont., June 10 (UP) ---- A widely known Canadian publisher, John Samuel IRWIN, 62, died at his home yesterday.
      Born in British Guiana, Irwin came to Canada from England 32 years ago and joined the staff of the MacMillan Company. He later became educational director of the Oxford University Press. In 1927, he founded a publishing business with Huntly Borden, under the name of Irwin and Borden.
      Irwin had traveled extensively. He is survived by his widow, [all further text is illegible]

JOSEPH, Samuel - On Wednesday, September 10th, at the Public Hospital Georgetown, SAMUEL. A late carpenter – Contractor of Zorg, Essequebo and beloved brother of Theresa, Joseph and father of James Milton and Flora. He is gone, but not forgotten. (The Daily Chronicle, Georgetown, British Guiana – Wednesday, September 17, 1924, column 1, “Died”, page unknown.) View actual news clipping

LONCKE, Agatha - On Monday 6th., October 1969 at the Methodist Arts Centre, IVY AGATHA, late Mistress of Queen's College and the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. Loncke. Sister of Yvonne, Joycelyn, John, Victor, and Patricia Loncke. Niece of Mrs. W. Kendall of Nabaclis and Mrs. Cummings of West Coast Berbice. Cousin of Mesdames Lena Nilleman, and Joyce Warren, Carlton Loncke and others. The funeral will take place from the Brickdam Cathedral at 4.30 PM to-day. Relatives and friends are asked to accept this intimation.[Source: - Thursday, October 9, 1969 : page 9.]     

LONCKE, (unnamed son) - Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Loncke beg to thank all those who attended the funeral of their dear little son, also those who sent wreaths, cards, letters, or in any way sympathize with them in their recent bereavement. Source: Cards Daily Argosy, Sunday, September 4, 1938 : page 4.

MANSELL, Jeane – On Thursday, 18th September, 1924, at the Colonial Hospital, JEANE ELANIE, the beloved daughter of Mr. And Mrs. E.H. MANSELL, aged 5 years. Funeral will take place from her father’s residence, 173 Charlotte Street, Lacytown, at 9 o’clock this morning. (The Daily Chronicle, Georgetown, British Guiana – Friday, September 19, 1924, “Died”, column 1, page unknown.)View actual news clipping

MARTINS, Alexandrina – On Friday, 19th September, 1924, ALEXANDRINA, the beloved wife of Joseph F. Martina, Planter and Coffee grower in Pomaroon District. Aged 38 years. Funeral will take place from 95 King Street, today. Friends are kindly asked to attend. (The Daily Chronicle , Georgetown, British Guiana – Saturday, September 20, 1924, “Died”,. Column 1, page unknown.) View actual news clipping

MASSIAH, Isabella Julia - On the night of the 10th inst., at her residence in Wellington St., Georgetown, Isabella Julia, edlest daughter of the late E. W. Massiah, aged 33 years. (Source: The Colonist, Thursday, December 11, 1879, page 2, Col. 4)

McCOMEY or McCONEY (?), Hiloa – On Friday, 19th Instant at 6:43 p.m. at her residence, Lot 37 Burnham Street,HILOA, eldest daughter of Mr. A. P. McCosey (?image illegible) and sister of Dr. H. A. P. and Miss Amy McCesey (?image illegible). Funeral from the above address at 4 p.m. today. Friends please accept his the only intimation. (English, Coloon and American papers please copy) (The Daily Chronicle, Georgetown, British Guiana – Saturday, September 20, 1924, “Died”,. Column 1, page unknown.) View actual news clipping

NESTOR, Benjamin- In Sad and Affectionate Memory of BENJAMIN NESTOR (Buddie Ben), the beloved husband of Martha NESTOR of Triumph Village, E.C. who departed this life on the 22 nd September, 1923. Inserted by C. A. NESTOR, Lusignam, East Coast. (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “In Memoriam”) View actual news clipping

OSWALD, Francis – on Friday, September 12 th at the Colonial Hospital, Georgetown, FRANCIS Mc INTOSH, late manager of Pln. Hopoe, East Coast Emerara. Aged 58 years. (Deeply regretted) (Date, Year, and newspaper unknown) View actual news clipping

PATTERSON, Annie - In ever loving memory of my dear ANNIE KATHLEEN, (LENIE) who departed this life on May 5, 1935 .
[Source: The Daily Chronicle - Wednesday, May 5, 1943 : page 4.]

PEACOCK, Ruth - At. her residence on the Brick Dam, on 9th inst., Ruth HEART, the beloved wife of J. LEACOCK, late Commissary of Taxation, aged 65 years. - Barbados papers please copy.. (Source: The Colonist, Tuesday, December 9, 1879, page 2, col 4.)

RALPH, Emma - DEATH OF MRS. RALPH After a painful illness Mrs. EMMA RALPH died at 2. A.m. on Monday morning at the age of 38 years. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Ralph and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LAMMY SANCHO of Nabaclis. Death took place in the city. The deceased's body was taken up by motor car later in the day to her residence in Golden Grove. The funeral on Monday afternoon was very largely attended, the last rites being performed by the Rev. L. J. Rowe. The interment took place at St. Mark's cemetery.
[Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, March 9, 1919 : page 10]

ROSE, Robert – On Wednesday, 19th September 1924, at 25 Cross Street, ROBERT (Gap) the beloved husband of Albertha ROSE. Age 53 years. (Deeply Regretted.) Barbados and New York papers please copy. (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “In Memoriam”) View Actual News clipping

SANCHO, Lammie - On Saturday, 13th September, 1924, at Nabaclis, E. C., Demerara, LAMMIE, the beloved husband of ANNIE SANCHO and father of Winnie, Tommy, Ruby, Wagner, and Irene. Funeral at 4 o'clock to-day. Friends please accept this the only intimation. (Trinidad & New York papers please copy) [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, September 14, 1924 : page 4.]

SANCHO, Joseph Thomas - On Monday, January 11th, 1943, Joseph Thomas, late Chemist and Druggist, Sick Nurse and Dispenser, husband of Mavis Sancho, and father of Anson, at his residence, at Nabaclis Village, East Coast, Demerara, in his 47th. Year. Funeral this morning at 8 o'clock to-day.[Source: The Daily Chronicle - Tuesday, January 12th. 1943: page 4.]      SANCHO - Mrs. Mavis Sancho and Anson McLean Sancho, joined by other relatives express their gratitude to the many kind friends who attended the funeral of their beloved husband, and father, JOESPH THOMAS SANCHO; also those who sympathized with them in other ways. [Source: Cards – Announcements - Sunday Chronicle - Sunday, January 17, 1943 : page 4.]

SANCHO, Emmy Angelina – In sad and loving memory of our beloved mother, EMMY ANGELINA, who departed this life on August 28th. 1942. One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away, Sleep on. Dear mother, sleep and take thy rest,
We love thee well but Jesus love thee best, (Inserted by her sons Augustus and Alfred.) [Source: "ANNOUNCEMENTS - In Memoriam" The Sunday Chronicle August 29th. 1943: page 6]

SANCHO, Clarice - The relatives of the late CLARICE ANGELINA beg through this medium to thank all those friends who attended her funeral, sent wreaths, letters, or in any other way consoled with them in their bereavement. [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, March 7, 1943 : page 4.]

SANCHO-GROVESNOR, Magnell - Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Arran Abrams, brothers-in-law, and sisters, also the children and other relatives of the late Nurse MAGNELL SANCHO-GROVESNOR, beg through this medium to return thanks to the many kind friends who attended the funeral also those who sent wreaths, telegrams, letters, and in any other way sympathized with them in their recent bereavement. (Inserted by Mrs. Vincent Moore) [Source: The Daily Chronicle - Sunday, March 7, 1943 : page 4.]

SERRAO, Julia G. - IN MEMORIAM In the memory of Julia G. SERRAO, who died on September 16 th , 1922 . (The Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, September 16, 1924, page and Column unknown, “Died”)

SPARMAN, Goodluck T. – On Tuesday, September 23 rd , at Vauxhall, Canal No. 1, West Bank, GOODLUCK T., the beloved husband of Mrs. G. SPARMAN and father of Hubert, Goodluck, Edward, Egbert, Dorothy (Mrs. Phillips) and N.A. SPARMAN, Head Teacher, Ogle C.M. School. Funeral at 4 p.m. sharp on the Bank. Friends please accept this the only intimation. (Thy will be done) (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Died”) View Actual News Clipping

STANLEY, Herbert - At 3 Friends, Essequebo, on the 6th inst., Herbert Stanley, aged 33, son of A. A. Barrows. (Source: The Colonist, Saturday, December 6, 1879, page 2, col. 5.)

TAYLOR , Cather Susanah – on Sunday evening, September, 14 th at 9.20, CATHER SUSANAH, relict of Chas. Taylor and beloved mother of C. Eli Taylor, Jeweller. Aged 73 years.( Colon and America papers please copy)

WAITH - Joseph Waith, age 66, died on 21 March 1892 at Meadowbank, E. B., Barbados. (The Argosy, Saturday, March 26, 1892, Page 4, Col 1)

WATKINS, Agusta – On Thursday, September 18th, at the Colonial Hospital, Geoergetown, AGUSTA (Nana), the beloved wife of Joseph WATKINS of Or______ Street, Georgetown. Aged 46 years. (Barbados papers please copy) (The Daily Chronicle, year 1924, date, page and Column unknown, “Died”)

WILLIAMS - James Williams, the long-time manager of Plantation Success, Leguan, died on Tuesday, March 1, 1892, age 47. (The Argosy, Saturday, March 5, 1892, Page 4, Col 1)

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