submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 04.12.2003
Theodore and Eleni Aronis (Papadominakos). Maternal grandparents of Prof Manuel J Aroney.
Village of origin: Aronyiathika
Family name: Aronis (Papadominakos)
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 02.12.2003
Dimitrios Aronis and colleague doing military service in the Greek Gendarmerie. This photo was taken circa 1906 just prior to Dimitri leaving for Australia
Family name: Aroney
Village of origin: Aroniathika
Photo taken: circa 1906
Dimitrios Aronis, Boston, circa 1919
Wedding of Dimitrios & Stamatia Aroney in Townsville in 1926
Evangelia Aroney (nee Lukas): The beautiful girl in the photo that uncle Andy fell in love with.
submitted by Petros Kominos on 22.11.2003
Many familiar people from Kalamos, Kithira
submitted by Petros Kominos on 18.11.2003
Ioannis Megalokonomos, was born in 23rd March 1912 at Kalamos, a small village of Kithira.
He was the youngest boy of a family of four boys and one girl. Both of his parents, Maria and Mina, died very young and he was an orphan since he was five years old. He grown up alone, with the assistant of his brothers and sister.
He joined the army at the age of 21 and remained there for two years and a half. He was a member of the King’s army the so-called Euzonoi.
During the Second World War he fought against Italians at the Greek-Albanian borders.
After the war he returned to Kithira where he worked as a farmer and a building constructor. He took part at the construction of the port of Kapsali and he was an expert in the stone built.
In 9th of May, 1948 he married Kalliopi Kalligeros(1927- )
Petros Kominos, was born in 1907 at Ntourianika, Kithira, where he was the third child of Theodoros and Ligeri Kominos and he had two sisters (Veludo and Kiriakoula). He had a difference of twenty years from his sister Kiriakoula.
He was well educated and he had finished high school in a period that most of the Greeks did not even attend elementary school.
From 1930 to 1940 he owned shops at Logothetianika and Potamo. In addition, he was a peddlar, selling clothes and other important at the time products.
He fought at the Greek-Albanian borders during the Second World War. When the army was returned from the borders he suffered from frostbites on his legs and his life was saved by a Kitirian who carried him all the way back to Kithira. Later, this man became the godfather of Ioannis, one of Petros's sons.
At his return, all the stock from his shops had been taken by the Germans. Having no other option, he became a farmer to feed his family. He was the founder of the agricultural co-operative of Potamos.
Since 24th of July, 1938 he was married with Stamatoula Mauromati from Logothetianika. She was the daughter of Ioannis and Smaragdo Mauromatis and she had two sisters (Katerina (1922) who died after one year from typhus and Loula) and four brothers (Zaxarias, Dimitris, Giorgos, and Manolis)
submitted by Maxine (Metaxia) Mitchell on 02.11.2003
on the back:
"To my grandson
George P. Levoune
From the collection of George P. Levoune (Potamos)
submitted by Maxine (Metaxia) Mitchell on 13.11.2003
submitted by Maxine (Metaxia) Mitchell on 18.01.2004
This information was sent into us by Lindsay Johnstone (many thanks!).
Re Photo of CONSTANTINE EMMANUEL FARDOULIS AND WIFE HELEN KATSOULIS,
I am married to Maria Emmanuel Fardoulis, and this is a photo of her father's parents, Constantine Emmanuel Fardoulis and Helen Katsoulis (daughter of Charalambos Katsoulis and Stavrula Baveas). Details of his identity and family are set out below:
Constantine Emmanuel Fardoulis (1866-1938) married Helen Katsoulis who died at Kythera 23 Nov 1944. He was son of Emmanuel Pangiotis Fardoulis ( ca 1840 -1901)who built the church of St. Constantine just outside Potamos). Stamatina Levunnis was his mother.
The home of Con and Helen Fardoulis (in the photo) was on the road to Agia Triada,Potamos. They had lands at "Drakos" and "Kambos", Potamos. Con was a gunner in the Greek navy which was involved in an incident with Turkey in 1897. He went to Australia in 1901, and worked at Gunnedah NSW. In 1908 his young son Emmanuel joined him from Greece. They worked in Bingara, Inverell and Tingha. Con returned to Greece prior to World War I, bought a sailing vessel and transported vegetables from Kythera to the Piraeus. Between 1921 and 1924 Con was back in Australia, but returned to Greece in 1924 and farmed at Potamos until his death in 1938. He had three sons and two daughters who lived mostly in Australia. His eldest son was Emmanuel Constantine Fardoulis (1895-1984), my wife's father.
This information may help with guessing an appropriate date for the photo.
From the collection of George P. Levoune (Potamos)
submitted by Panagiotis Notaras on 03.11.2003
Manolis Tamvakis and Wife
From the Panagiotis Notaras collection
submitted by Maria Kominou on 01.11.2003
Galanis after his first wife's funeral
submitted by Panagiotis Notaras on 31.10.2003
From the collection of the late Panagioths Notaras, anyone who has any ideas as to who the people are is welcome to identify them.
submitted by James Gavriles on 27.10.2003
Not to be outdone by the recently submitted picture of the hippie, Nikolaos Moulos, here is an unknown poor man taken in Potamos, sometime in the early 50's. Can't imagine being all bundled up like this on Kythera? Doesn't get that cold? Very sad for one of our own .
submitted by George T. Sofios (Sophios) on 27.10.2003
His nick-name was "Gatsonicolakis"
His real name was Nikolaos Moulos from "Megali Koumarea" next to Petrouni towards "Ortholithos". The picture was taken sometime in 1968, Note the little goat on the Samari
submitted by James Gavriles on 22.10.2003
2 of my Uncles lower left with others in Logothetianica in 1954.
submitted by Anitsa Protospaltis on 21.10.2003
Manolis Prineas (Serafis)
& wife Thothoroula (born Kastrisiou-Fava)
Anitsa & Panayotis
Taken around 1918, probably in Mitata, where they lived
left:Minas Prospaltis (Sagerominas)
middle: Pandelis Prineas (Karapatis)
right: Andrico Prineas (Loli)
left: Anitsa Prospaltis (Sagerominas) (born Prineas-Sarafi)
Maria Prineas (Karapatis) (born Protopsaltis-Karpani)
Maria Prineas (Loli) (born Prineas Naniakou)
Probably taken in Mitata in the 1930s.
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