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Category: People Connection
Forum Name: People/Ancestry locating
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Topic: Does anyone recognize any of these people
Posted By: mdilios
Subject: Does anyone recognize any of these people
Date Posted: 23 May 2005 at 4:28pm

Hello, I am looking for the names of some of the people in this picture.  What I do know about it is the following:

It was taken around 1937-1938 prior to World War II.  The group of people assembled on the Church of Manastiry grounds in the Politsani village.  The person in the bottom row, second from the left side and holding a hat is my Grandfather Christos Dilios.  He was visiting from the United States and left Politsani just before the the war started.  Does anyone else recognize the other people?  Thanks! 

Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 20 September 2005 at 4:36pm
Hello again!  Here is a new picture from the village dated 1939.  Does anyone recognize any of the people here?  -Mike

Posted By: ilias
Date Posted: 16 January 2006 at 4:11am

The person in the bottom row, first from the left side (right to your grandpa) is my Grandfather Panagiotis Koukos.

nice site


Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 21 February 2006 at 3:51am
Greetings!  Here is a new photo submitted by Bess Liponis.  It is from her parents wedding dated 5/29/27 Oakland Park, Brockton, MA. 

Below is the list of the people in the photograph.  This list was also submitted by Bess Liponis.  Thank you for the good work!  -Mike

The caption at the top of the photo translates:  "In memory of the wedding of Gregory Christie with Areti Jasonides, Oakland Park, Brockton, MA  May 29, 1927."

FRONT ROW, left to right
1.    John Zotos, father of Fred
2.    Minas Deftos, father of Fred Deftos
3.    "Jiajias" Giulis
4.    Steve Manos
5.    Calliope Deftos (in front - Bill Deftos)
6.    Sophia Giules
7.    Annie (antigone) Giulis Zotos
8.    Kalianthe Papachronis Liponis
9.    Olga Gikas
10.  Alexandra Papachronis
11.  Demetrios Papachronis
12.  Unknown with child
13.  Child in front of "unknown" - Helen Deftos, died at 13
14.  My grandmother, Hariclia Jasonides
15.  My grandfather, Efthemios Jasonides
16.  Groom Gregory P. Christie
17.  Bride Areti Jasonides Christie
18.  Panagiotis Deftos - Best Man
19.  Child in front - Fred Deftos' son
20.  Priest - Rev. Triantafillides
21.  Olga Terpos
22.  Chris Terpos
23.  Man with pitcher - Gregory Paras
24.  Fotina Giokas
25.  Pericles Giokas
26.  Kalianthe Zotos
27.  On lap children - unknown and Anna (deceased)
28.  Wife of John Zotos
29.  Kalianthe Deftos
30.  Girl in front - Rhoda (Deftos) Giannaros
31.  Agathi Pappacosta
32.  Jimmy or Peter Pappacosta
BACK ROW, left to right
1.    Mr. Skourouyannis (used to fix oil burners)
2.    Unknown
3.    James Liponis
4.    Four women with hats - unknown
8.    Athena Triantafillides (Milton Felides' mother)
9.    Man with child - unknown
10.  Taki Savas
11.  Unknown - possibly Mayor of Brockton
12.  Evangelos Zotos (deceased 1935)
13.  Sophia (Deftos) Zotos
14.  Pericles Gribizis
15.  Nicholas Giannaaros (Nonda's father)
16.  Timmy Deftos
17.  Louis shamos
18.  My uncle Steve Christie
19.  Unknown
20.  Sotira Pappacosta (Agathi's daughter)
21.  Zacharios Liatsos (friend of James Liponis')
22.  Fred Deftos
23.  Evangelos Jiamilis
24.  Chris Dilios (Jimmy's & Billy's father)
25.  Andrew Backas
26.  Antigone Kostoulos
27.  Epaminondas Kostoulos
28.  Either Jimmy or Peter Pappacosta
20.  Nick Makos

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 06 March 2006 at 6:31am

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Posted By: orestis
Date Posted: 09 March 2006 at 10:36am

Posted By: orestis
Date Posted: 11 March 2006 at 9:16am
o dimitrios papaxronis einai protos ksaderfos tou papou m 

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12 March 2006 at 2:24pm
hello Oresti,
Legome Anna Iasonides kai meno stin Ameriki. Mou estiles private e mail?
Eisate apo tin Politsani? Ti einai to epitheto sas? O pateras mou einai  Ilias Iasonides (Yatche prota.) H Mitera mou Alexandra Kitsos.

Geia sas, Anna

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 25 March 2006 at 1:18pm

platane eisai preza.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 25 March 2006 at 1:24pm

oresti tha bgoyme tin paraskeyi?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 25 March 2006 at 1:33pm
to kalokairi sas perimenoyme oloys sto xorio

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 13 April 2006 at 6:38am

Dimos? Dimos? prospatho na thimitho poios Dimos eisai...

Dimo Aidhonis?

Dimos Papantonis (o neos)?

Posted By: orestis
Date Posted: 13 April 2006 at 12:29pm
mesa! pote tha bgoume? sbise tis blakies pou exeis grapei! mpes ksi grapsou sto

Posted By: orestis
Date Posted: 13 April 2006 at 12:30pm
lupo poios eisai?

Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 16 April 2006 at 11:39am
Kassiani Gikas in the first photo recognized Christos Liabis on the front left, from broken ,who is know deceased. In the second picture, she remembereed the GIKAS family,(Olga Gikas and Niko Gikas, Misto and Nasio Gikas) Touso Nanos Alexandra from Brockton,Yyped by Olga Gikas Hountalas

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 18 June 2006 at 1:31am


My mother is from Politsani! My grandfather Misto Liabis(Themistocles Gademis) was in that time in MA.

May be somebody can help me to know more about him? May be he was cousin of Christos Liabis ?

Thank you.


Posted By: sandifare
Date Posted: 24 June 2008 at 1:04pm
msg to Egla:   Arianthe Christou  exadelphi mou....O Christos Liabis etav exadelphia mas ...H  yiayia mou etav Eleni Liabis Koustas apo Nea Yorki- kovta stou Thoma Christos to spiti.  O Christos emene ston Brockton, Massachusetts, USA me tin Basiliki and Timmie.


Posted By: bereal
Date Posted: 13 July 2008 at 2:21am
Dude, dont know if you noticed that most of the people have albanian names, where you or other added just the greek 's' after the name and the last name.
check your origins mate, nice mix between albanians, greeks and americans

Posted By: Nonis 7
Date Posted: 21 September 2008 at 12:06pm
platane eisai preza...pote tha pame stoy kiritsi re trelarides???

olympiacos red believer...
you never wakl alone...
politsani gate 7...

Posted By: BLiponis
Date Posted: 20 April 2011 at 10:48am
Hello Orestes - Demitrios Papachronis was my Godfather.  We spend many years together here in Massachusetts.

Bessie Christie/Christou Liponis

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