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George Poulos

Yeorgia Mentis. As a young woman in her early twenties.

From a photograph already posted to the website - re: embarkation from Kythera to Australia of Nick Coroneos (son of Theothosios Belos of Karavas, and his new bride Panayotitsa (Pat) Kritharis (Pat Coroneos, North Parrammatta, Sydney).

Yeorgia is my mothers mother. [My mother is Envangalia (Angela) Coroneos, Gilgandra, and Pendle Hill, NSW.]

My guess is Yeoryia is in her 30's in this photograph.

Two of my first cousins carry her name - Yeorgia (Georgia) Logus, (daughter of Harry Logus, and Voula Coroneos) Melbourne, and Georgia Coroneos, (daughter of Emmanuel Coroneos and Katina Lazanas), Sydney.

The grande matriarche of Karavas, Louisa Psaltis (nee, Kritharis) [See, People, subsection High Achievers section for details about Louisa's life], was a close friend of Yeorgia Mentis. Louisa described her as the prettiest and most vivacious young girl of her generation. This sparkling, almost "cheeky" nature is evident in this photograph.

Yeoryia married Triunduphilo Theothosios Koroneos Belos, from Karavas.

She died tragically in child-birth whilst giving birth to her 7th child.

This followed a trend in the family - my Great-grandfather Theothosios - also lost his first wife - Zufaria in childbirth. He was so devastated by her death - that he walked away from the house in which they lived - and never returned to it. The house is now iripio - in ruins.

Death during childbirth was common in Kythera during the 19th and early 20th century. It is a theme which demands far more attention on kythera-family.

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