submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 04.09.2003
I am guessing from the date of this event that it was a fundraiser organised by the Greek community to raise money for the war effort?
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 14.09.2003
Theodoros and Eirini Tzortzopoulos married in Sydney, Australia around 1920.
Theodoros Tzortzopoulos of Karavas, Kythera, migrated to Australia around 1919
Eirini (nee Marcellos) of Fratsia, Kythera was born in the late 1890's. She migrated to Australia around 1910 and worked as a domestic for her uncle in Sydney.
After marrying they settled in Surry Hills, Sydney, then returned to live on Kythera between 1930-1938. They later settled in Crookwell, NSW, Australia, where they ran a milk bar. They had four children: Nikolas, Stamatia, Stavros and Menelaos Tzortopoulos.
Studio portrait of the beautiful Eirini Tzortzopoulos (19 years of age) taken on George Street, in Sydney sometime before WWI.
Eirini was born on Kythera in the late 1890's. Her family came from the village Fratsia. She migrated to Australia circa 1910 and worked as a domestic for her uncle in Sydney. She married Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (from Karavas) in Sydney circa 1920. Initially they settled in Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, then in Crookwell, NSW, where they ran a milk bar. They had four children: Nikolas, Stamatia, Stavros, Menelaos Tzortopoulos. Eirini died in 1967.
submitted by James Gavriles on 29.08.2003
In this group photo are members of the Capsanes, Cavacos and Souris families. Taken in Baltimore in the early 1950's.
submitted by James Gavriles on 20.08.2003
From left - Panayotitsa Cavacos (daughter), Peter Cavacos (father), Efrosene Cavacos, (daughter); John? Cavacos, (son) and Catherine Cavacos (mother)
Late 1930's: Cosmas Panaretos' family in New Bedford, Mass. USA.
Standing: Cosmas, Gus, Steve, Mary, wife Jenney Aronis.
In front: George and John.
The only one living is George and he is retired in the Detroit, Michigan area.
John P. Panaretos. WW-II US Marine
Son of Peter Panaretos. Detroit, Michigan
Retired from restaurant business. Nearly 80 years old now.
My father and mother at the side of our restaurant the Atlas Cafe in the late 1920's
submitted by James Gavriles on 14.08.2003
My Father in the center with a couple of aquaintences in front of the Atlas Cafe. Highland Park, Michigan 1920's
Quite the dapper looking guys back then.
My father at far left with his first restaurant, the Atlas Cafe opened in 1919, Highland Park, Michigan. Just 3 blocks from the original Ford factory that made the model T.
Mr. Ford was a frequent customer at my father's place and they became very close friends throughout his life. My aunt Mary Coucoulis Gavrilys is the lady that is expecting. The rest are unknown to me.
My cousin Theodore P. Panaretos, U.S. Airforce bomber captain in WW-II. He fought on the Pacific theater.
Became a fire chief in the city of Detroit. Now retired in the state of Alabama.
Theodore A. Panaretos on the right on D-Day, having parachuted into France behind the lines, with a fellow paratrooper in the U.S. Army. They took the time for a photo before going on with their mission.
Grandson of Theodore Panaretos of Potamos, and son of Alex. His mother was Foto Feros of Kythera.
submitted by Robin Tzannes on 13.08.2003
This is a photograph of my father-in-law, John George Tzannes (standing), with his brother Costantinos (Gus) and Gus’s son George. It was taken in New York in the early 1930s.
submitted by James Gavriles on 12.08.2003
Another picture of Cosmas Panaretos with son Steve Panaretos, soldier, and his daughter, Mary Panaretos. Steve was in WW II and this looks like a photo of him before going over to the european theater.
Taken in New Bedford, Mass.
Cosmas Panaretos, His wife Jenny Aronis Panaretos and their son Gus . Taken in New Bedford, Mass. As Gus was going into WW II.
My uncle Alex Panaretos, on left, in the late teens with 2 unknown? Looks like he is in some sort of Army uniform. I know he fought in the Greek army against the Turks. It is possible that the young boy is one of my mother's other brother's. Young Minas Panaretos?
My father in the middle, Nicholas Gavriles, with 2 of his older brothers. Theodore on the left and John on the right. Taken in Detroit Michigan in the late 30's.
There were 6 brothers altogether. John, Theodore, Peter, Andonis, Nicholas, and Zaharias.
A portrait shot of my uncle Peter D. Gavrilis. Taken in his early 20's. Came to the United States for a while, also went to Australia, ended up back in Greece with family. Had 4 sons. Died in the 1970's in Athens. 3 of the sons live in Australia, James, Constantine, & Nicholas. One of the sons, Theodore, lives in Athens.
This picture is from Smyrna, taken before the 1923 problem. My Mother Helen Panaretos, lower right. Her Sister Mary Panaretos upper right with 2 unknown friends or relatives
submitted by James Gavriles on 11.08.2003
My Father, far left, and 2 unknown on the return visit to Kythera in 1929, on a boat
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