Published On: Mon, Feb 3rd, 2014

Oldest Curacao citizen turns 108

LeerWILLEMSTAD – Her name is Maria Samson Leer and she just turned 108 years old. According to the registrar’s office, she’s the oldest citizen of Curacao.

Maria indicated that she is in good shape and that she can remember events from the past very well. She even remembers when the Venezuelan General Rafael Simon Urbina kidnapped the Governor of Curacao to take him as a hostage to Venezuela in 1929. This was an attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan dictator Gomez.

Curacao Chronicle wishes Mrs. Maria a happy birthday and many more years.

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