submitted by Anitsa Protospaltis on 21.10.2003
left. Dimitris Kastrisios (Fava)
born about 1900. (MItata) died 1921 (Asia Minor war)
middle: Theothoros Ballis
Probably taken about 1920
Panayotis Kastrisios (Favas)
Born about 1845. Died about 1935
His wife was Anesina Kastrisiou (Firou)
Picture taken in about 1930.
died ca. 1935
Manolis Prineas (Sarafis)
Lived in Mitata
Born about 1875. Died: 1925
Married Thothoroula Kastrisiou (Fava)
Picture probably taken about 1895
submitted by George T. Sofios (Sophios) on 20.10.2003
This picture shows my father "Theodore" in the middle, My Mother "Katerina" (Moulou)to his right, and his older sister
"Dimitra" to his left.
The foto was taken towards the end of 1954
at a location towards "OHELES" named "SVOUROU".
submitted by Robin Tzannes on 15.10.2003
The Tzannes Family of Fratsia. Seated in the center is the patriarch, George Tzannes (Pasha Ali). Seated, right, is his wife Maria; seated left, their daughter, Kalliope Masselos. Standing, left to right: Pavlos Kypriotis and his wife Pothiti (holding baby); Cosma Tzannes (later of Moree, NSW), Stamatoula Tzannes (later Psarommatis), Theodoros Masselos (later of Ipswich), Eleni Masselos (later Megalakonomos), Eleni Tzannes (later Flaskas). Photograph by Panayotis Fatseas.
submitted by James Gavriles on 01.10.2003
submitted by James Gavriles on 29.08.2003
Near the end of the war in Europe. My Uncle, Peter D. Gavriles and his wife Pagonitsa, with one of their nieces, Elpida, and 3 of their 4 sons. In Athens. The 3 sons standing are Constantine, Theodore, and Nicholas.
Constantine and Nicholas are both now living in Australia. Con owning the Astor Base Metals Ltd. and Nicholas an artist. Theodore is retired in Athens having formerly owned the Spiral Electronics company in Athens. The eldest brother James was already living in Australia at the time.
submitted by James Gavriles on 14.08.2003
A posed picture of my Uncle Andonis, in the Greek Army in 1921
My uncle, Andonis D.Gavrilis, seated, my father's brother with a fellow soldier in the Greek Army Oct. 6, 1921. Died fighting the Turks in the 1922-23 conflict in Asia Minor.
This picture is from Kythera soon after the exchange of Greeks for Turks in Smyrna, 1923. These are refugees that have just come back from Smyrna to Kythera. My grandfather Theodore is seated in amongst the younger people. My gother, Helen, is seated to his left and my aunt Mary is seated to his right.
This may be some kind of a schooling or a teaching lesson, as the man all dressed up in a suit looks to be a teacher(?).
Also the man laying across the front looks relaxed and resting. Maybe some relative of one of the people looking at the web site?
submitted by Robin Tzannes on 12.08.2003
This is a fragment of a portrait of our Papou and Yaya, George and Maria Tzannes. Papou’s nickname was Pasha Ali, because he was such a big landowner in Fratsia, with beautiful orchards, vineyards and gardens. His house, perfectly situated in a quiet spot just behind the Platia, commanded a magnificent view of the valley towards Leondarikianika. Maria was originally a Kallinikos from Viradika, the daughter of a priest nicknamed Karaghiozis. (An amusing coincidence, as Ali Pasas and Karaghiozis are both popular characters in the Greek shadow puppet theater.)
Together Papou and Yaya had 11 children and 23 grandchildren. Of the 11 children, nine survived into adulthood. Stavros, Ioannis, Constantinos and Fortini emigrated to America; Cosmas and Stamatoula to Australia; Eleni to Athens. Only two daughters, Kalliope Masselos and Pothiti Kypriotis, remained on Kythera. Photograph by Panayotis Fatseas.
submitted by James Gavriles on 11.08.2003
My grandfather, Demetrios Gavriles, at his 100th birthday at my uncle's house in Athens 1949.
Unknown relative? From Kythera as it is marked on back, but no name or date. Possibly a relative: either Sophios or Christianos. Maybe someone recognizes the man. Looks fairly tall.
My maternal grandfather Theodore Panaretos from Potamos. He used to have a distillerey and grocery business in Smyrna until the 1923 problem and then imigrated with his family to Massacusetts, USA, then eventually to Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1867. Died in 1937.
submitted by James Gavriles on 28.02.2004
Panayiotis Fardoulis and Panayiota Lahanas. May 15th, 1954. On the steps of Gerasimos-Lahanas home
submitted by James Gavriles on 10.08.2003
A wedding attended by my uncle Theodore Gavrilys in the 1950's. It might be some nephew or he was the best man? It is in Logothetianica. Looks like it could be on the steps of my Grandfather's house.
submitted by James Gavriles on 23.02.2004
The young girl with the striped dress is my Mother's sisiter Mary Panaretos when she was very young. Maybe someone recognises this landmark?
From Steve Tryphillis: in the village of Trifyllanika near Potamo. The place is called "vrisi" the local spring where in old times people would wash clothes collect water etc. also the locals would hold picnic partys there. At the back of the vrisi the locals would have their small properties and the vrisi would water their gardens. The water is natural spring water. The water is still running slowly. For some years no water was running then some locals cleared the pipe of vines to allow water flow. To find the vrisi you go to the end of Trifyllanika concrete road and wind down a small track about 5 min. There you find the the vrisi in a beautiful & peaceful garden area and you can enjoy a lovely cold drink of water.
My father Nicholas Gavriles - far left - visiting in Kythera in the early 70's with his brothers Peter Gavrilis middle and Theodore Gavrilys on right, and an older relative and some younger cousins.
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