Meriam Abraham (1899 - 1984)

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Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana

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Yvonne Abraham

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Charlotte Abraham

Charlotte Abraham

Haim Abraham

Haim Abraham

Kayla Abraham

Kayla Abraham

Jessica Haller

Jessica Haller

Joseph Abraham

Joseph Abraham

Zella Abraham-Haller

Zella Abraham-Haller

John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham

John Abraham

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Elizabeth (Abrahams) Wilson

Elizabeth (Abrahams) Wilson

Dory Lee & Jessie Eunice (Abraham) Ward

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Fannie Abend and 1933 Lowell High CA Yvonne Abraham Charlotte Abraham Haim Abraham

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1899 - In the year that Meriam Abraham was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1927 - This person was 28 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1931 - Meriam was 32 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1983 - When this person was 84 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1984 - In the year of Meriam Abraham's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Meriam Abraham passed away in July 1984 at age 84. There is no listed cause of death. Meriam was born on December 7, 1899. There is no information about Meriam's family or relationships. We know that Meriam Abraham had been residing in Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana.

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