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.
submitted by James Gavriles on 14.08.2003
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
My uncle Alex Panaretos with my cousin Ted Panaretos, his son, and one of their creamery trucks from the 1920's.
3 of the 6 Gavriles brothers in 1920's. Detroit , Michigan
left to right: Peter D., Theodore D., and my father, Nicholas D. Gavriles.
submitted by James Gavriles on 22.12.2004
My Uncle Theodore Gavrilys on right with Mr. and Mrs Emanuel Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos), with child, probably one of my cousins. In Detroit Michigan 1920's
My mother and her 2 sisters with brother-in-law. Standing are my mother's eldest sister Aspacia Panaretos and her husband John Nomecos. Seated are my mother Helen Panaretos and her sister Mary Panaretos. Taken in Detroit, Michigan late 20's
My mother's brother Alex Panaretos and his son Theodore. All dressed up for something or just the photo? Detroit, Michigan 1920's. Alex was married to Foto Feros from Kythera. Born in 1893, died in 1962.
Owned a restaurant and also a dairy in the Detroit area.
My uncle John.D.Gavriles who was a wrestler in his youth in Chicago. He was know as John Gabriel with the nickname of "Brokos". Not sure what the nickname was about? He was my father's eldest brother. Born in Logothetianica in 1889. Died in Detroit in 1967. Had one son Demetrios Gavriles, who lived in Pittsburg, and has now died within the last couple of years.
Theodore D. Gavrilys in the teens. My father's second oldest brother. Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1892 in Logothetinica, died in 1973. Had 3 children: Pauline, James, and Zaharias (Jack). Was married to Mary Coucoulis, also from Kythera
submitted by Mary Hope on 05.08.2003
Nick Comino and his wife Margarita (nee Galanis).
Read about them in the oral history section of this website. Simply click here:
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 07.08.2003
Stamatia (Matty) Notaras (nee Tzortzopoulos) pictured here in Greek national dress.
This studio photograph was taken in Greece circa 1937, when Stamatia and her family returned to Kythera for seven years. The Tzortzopoulos family was originally from the village Karavas, Kythera.
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 04.08.2003
Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (left) and friend standing in city street, maybe in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Theodoros was born in Karavas, Kythera. He migrated to Australia around 1919. Initially he settled in Sydney, NSW, and later settled in Crookwell, NSW, where he ran a milk bar business.
submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 31.07.2003
L to R: Emmanuel Dimitrios Notaras and his first cousins Anthony and John Lambrinos Notaras, at Grafton 1912.
Twenty three year old Emmanuel, in partnership with 20yr old Nick Harry Flaskas, took over the Olympia Cafe in Lismore from 'Andronicos Bros & Comino' in late 1915.
They sold out to Theo George Fardouly around late 1918 and went their separate ways; Emmanuel to Rockhampton and Nick to Toogoolawah.
John (1892-1962) and Anthony (1895-1991) Notaras of Friligianika put down ...
submitted by Peter Haniotis on 17.07.2003
This fine photo is in my collection but I am not sure of the subjects. I think the man sitting on the right is Adonis Prineas (Dimitrelou). Can anyone help me with the others? It was probably taken in the 1930s in Australia.
submitted by Peter McCarthy on 02.07.2003
Kyriakos Baveas was born on the island of Kythera (Cerigo) 25 December 1880. His father was John Baveas who lived at Potamos.
Kyriakos together with son John Kyriakos Baveas arrived on a German ship the Roon at Sydney in 1908 and worked with other Baveas relatives in Inverell of a year before moving on to Narrabri for another seven years.
Kyriakos returned to Greece and fought in the Great War from 1916-23. It is possible that he may have been in Australia earlier ...
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