WILLIAM JOHN ABRAHAMS
William John Abrahams, age 36, son of Mr. and Mrs Edward Abrahams, Sr., of 616 North Van Buren street, died suddenly Wednesday morning, March 2, 1927. Yesterday, he was in his office at the duPont Building, in the best of health and was out a short time last night and retired with no ailments. At 4 o'clock this morning he was seized with an attack of acute indigestion. , took some medicine and felt better. He had refused to call on his doctor, Dr, Julian Adair, until he had another attack. His brother, Alexander R. Abrahams, City Councilman, and the doctor arrived and he was pronounced dead, the indigestion affecting his heart.
Abrahams was born in Wilmington, educated at the schools there and in 1907 went to work for the A.I. DuPont de Nemoures & Company, and at his death was chief clerk of the balance sheet and general ledger division.
He was very popular in the city with his humorous sayings and pleasant disposition. He sometimes wrote humorous items for the newspaper as a hobby.
Mr. Abrahams was member of Eden Lodge, IOOF, the Elks, and Calvary P. E. Church, secretary in 1924 of the Wilmington Football Association, and Wilmington Baseball League.
Survivors are his parents, two brothers, Alexander R. and Edward, Jr., a sister Mrs, Stidham McGinness.
William John Abrahams is buried in the Silverbrook Cemetery.
Wilmington New Journal , March 2, 1927: