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A 1935/1936 Season Sunday School Photograph Taken by Kazaros Sarkis Melikian at the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, Massachusetts: putting a face on a group photograph of first-generation American Armenian youngsters through a heroic effort to identify them.   

March 20, 2016


Special to Groong by Abraham D. Krikorian and Eugene L. Taylor

LONG ISLAND, NY

 

INTRODUCTION

Normally we try to keep a low profile because it gives us time to do the things that we feel are most important to us.  But today we do not hesitate to give ourselves a bit of credit for a job that we think deserves an accolade of “well done.”  [Endnote 1]

Over a dozen years ago we initiated a project that we named the “Melikian Project” — so designated because it entailed a substantial effort on our part — in fact, a very major endeavor.  The project was aimed at documenting in a preliminary way at least, and assessing and evaluating at various levels, the many photographs and related materials connected with the collections and professional work of Kazaros Sarkis Melikian, born in the village of Yegheke, Kharpert and emigrated to Worcester, Massachusetts where he spent the rest of his life.  After a considerable effort, we were able to convince the Division of Prints and Photographs of the Library of Congress to accept the material as a gift from K.S. Melikian’s daughter, Mary Christine Melikian.  See  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2015645298/

Unfortunately, by the time the Library of Congress got around to writing a formal letter of acceptance of the gift, Mary had unexpectedly passed away September 22, 2015.  The letter from the Gift Officer at the Library acknowledging formal acceptance and giving thanks for the gift was dated November 24, 2015.  Efforts had been made by us considerably earlier by email to get the Library of Congress to send a letter promptly to Mary knowing she was in her late 80s and in diminishing health.  She had experienced several recent hospitalizations, though none by any measure life-threatening.  Perhaps the belated letter of thanks falls into the category of “Better late than never”?  Asdvadz gideh [God knows].  One should not expect anything to happen promptly in Washington, DC.  We tried.

Those of us who knew and loved Mary feel certain that she ‘went out on a high note.’  No doubt about that because on the late afternoon prior to the morning she passed away, we had literally just finished reviewing and finalizing a letter of thanks over the telephone that she had wanted to be sent out to all those connected with getting the Melikian Project completed and into the hands of the Library of Congress.  Mary was very pleased and happy that this last obligation was done.  She expressed once again her great satisfaction to her cousin June Benoit after she had spoken to us and was very pleased how things had worked out.  By early the following morning she had peacefully passed away.

After her father’s death on March 1, 1969, Mary had successfully carried on her father’s work at the Photo Studio with the help and cooperation of her cousin June.  Both felt it important to preserve K.S. Melikian’s work and legacy at all costs, especially the early materials.  (Mary’s father was the younger brother of June’s grandfather Mardiros.  June’s mother was Mardiros’ middle daughter.  Unfortunately, June never knew her grandfather but she did work part-time for her Uncle, Mary’s father, even after she finished her degree studies at Clark University in Worcester.) 

The Armenian community owes a lot not only to Mr. Melikian, but also to Mary and June.  It still frightens us to contemplate what might have happened to this storehouse, nay treasure house, of Armenian heritage in photographs had we not taken things in hand when we did.  It was not completed a minute too soon.

So far, we have written only a few background things about the project, and Asbed Bedrossian has kindly posted them on Groong and archived them under our rubric “Witnesses to Massacres and Genocide and their Aftermath: Probing the Photographic Record.” See: http://www.groong.org/orig/Probing-the-Photographic-Record.html and [Endnotes 2 and 3]

After Mary died, we updated and posted on our You Tube “Conscience Films” site a video we had made at the Melikian Studio in 2006 referred to as “a retrospective.”  [Endnote 4]

The ‘update’ which includes Mary’s letter of appreciation to all who worked to get the collection to the Library of Congress, may be seen on our Conscience Films site on You Tube.  See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyenw3n7xJA

 

The Armenian Sunday School Photograph

Virtually everyone we know has a family scrap book or photograph collection that is not as well labeled or captioned as it should be, or could be.  One of the photos that many Worcester area people are aware of but which had generally been poorly labeled is what has come to be known as the “Armenian Sunday School Picture.”   We have shown and referred to this photo, albeit only in passing, in our video on the “Armenian Orphan Rug made for the White House in 1925” [Endnote 5]

After retirement, one of us (ADK) thought that the Melikian Studio materials deserved special attention.  We took the bull by the horns, made arrangements as to scheduling etc .and off we went. 

Ever-believing that one should aim at “killing two birds with one stone” we undertook a cooperative effort to see whether we could identify those in the Sunday School Picture by K.S. Melikian.  The first thing was to make as good a copy as possible of the Sunday School picture through scanning  the best print we could find at the time.   We say “at the time” because it may well turn out that among the Library of Congress things a better photograph or negative of the photograph may surface.  It will be a matter of luck, pure and simple.

After we ended up with a satisfactory photograph digitally scanned, we decided that the next task was to place numbers in red on each of the individuals and make prints large enough to allow good examination.  Microsoft Excel Spread sheets were produced and sent around with copies of the photograph along with enlargements to individuals who were, in fact, present in the picture as kids and to others who may have had older relatives in the picture.  Round and round the pictures and spread sheets went.  The proverbial “everybody and his or her cousin” had a chance to examine and cogitate and arbitrate.  The picture was also displayed in the Church of our Savior in Worcester Mass. after it was virtually completed with individuals identified to the best of our combined abilities.

We cannot thank enough those who participated and spent a huge amount of time examining faces.  Some are, sadly, now deceased.

We present in the following pages the outcome of this group effort.  ‘All’ it took was some individuals such as ourselves to ‘spearhead’ the effort.  Few of the contacts used email so the project was accomplished primarily by communicating in person or through US Mail and the telephone.

 

First we present identifications by number.  Then we present them alphabetically sorted by surname.

 

Even though many identifications could not be made, it should be understood that this was by no means a casual effort. 

We are very pleased that we did what we could and that it was done while people were vigorous, able and interested enough to participate.  Indeed, everyone who participated saw how important this project was.  No one hesitated to help.

Call for Additional Identifications

If there is anyone who can help identify any of the individuals now designated “Unidentified” please let us know.

We hope that this presentation will underscore the value of making every effort to identify individuals in group photographs to help preserve the rich history that can be extracted from them.  We have read that there is an increased interest in genealogy among those with Armenian roots or connections.  Surely the identification of photographs of this sort can set an example and add to such efforts.  After all, Worcester was an epicenter of immigration to America.

The vast majority in the photograph were descendants of at least one parent who survived the Genocide and ‘deportations’.

Value of the K.S. Melikian Collection

We predict without any hesitation whatever that the full value of the collection will become appreciated only slowly.

The worth as a cultural legacy will only become evident as people undertake serious study of Mr. Melikian’s work and what he sought to collect.  A modest and necessarily short entry is made on his work in Ruth Thomasian’s treatment on Armenian photographers in the “Armenians in New England.” [Endnote 5]

It is beyond our intention here to provide a listing of those books in which Melikian Studio and Collection photographs appear.  We will give here a few from the more recent ones even though quite a few older works took advantage of what he could supply [Endnote 6]

 

ENDNOTES

[Endnote 1] Kharpertsis might say either aferim (bravo, good for you!  The word aferim is derived from Turkish via Persian), or abriss (‘long life’ or ‘may you flourish’ in Armenian) and is fairly widely used throughout the Near and Middle East.

[Endnote 2] See “Mary Christine Melikian of Worcester, Massachusetts died at the age of 89 on 22 September 2015.  A SAD NOTE OF PASSAGE, AND A HAPPY NOTICE OF A MAJOR LEGACY OF PHOTOGRAPHS FOR ARMENIANS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS”: “Commentary, and a Notice of a Video Posting on You Tube by Taylor and Krikorian entitled “Kazar Sarkis Melikian Studio, Worcester, Mass.”  Mary’s father, Kazar Sarkis Melikian, was an important preserver and photographer of Armenian heritage and the Armenian experience – from Kharpert to America.  The video was made in 2006 and can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyenw3n7xJA.  Those Interested in Armenian and Armenian-related Photos Can Show their Commitment to Preservation of their Heritage.  What follows includes an overview of the Melikian Project.  It includes a letter of thanks from Mary completed and finalized the late in the afternoon the day before she died peacefully and unexpectedly.” Armenian News Network / Groong October 11, 2015

[Endnote 3] “Armenian Master Photographer Kazar Sarkis Melikian Collection and Melikian Photo Studio Work Donated to the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.  K.S. Melikian’s Daughter Mary Christine Melikian Passed Away 22 September 2015 (unexpectedly and peacefully) the morning after an ‘open letter of thanks’ to those involved in the project had been completed.”  Armenian News Network / Groong, October 15, 2015  http://www.groong.org/orig/ak-20151015.html

[Endnote 4] Mary C. Melikian, June P. Benoit, Abraham D. Krikorian and Eugene L. Taylor (2006) “Melikian Studio, a retrospective.” Filmed and edited by Eugene L. Taylor. Conscience Films, Port Jefferson, L.I. New York.  In two parts. Part One (56 minutes); Part Two (62 minutes).  These 2 discs concentrate on the Studio and its work.  Little effort was made in these videos to say much about the Collections as they related to the “Yerghir/Erghir” or Old Country.  

[Endnote 5] See our “History of the Armenian Orphan Rug…” on our Conscience Films You Tube site at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkQQEFsXDRg&list=UUQ9M_LLnlEeHvkYALZdchfA&index=54  See especially at 26:26 and following for commentary on the photograph.

[Endnote 6] Ruth Thomasian (2006) “Armenian Photographers of New England” in The Armenians of New England. Celebrating a culture and preserving a heritage.  Papers presented April 9-10 1999 at Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, ed.by Marc A. Mamigonian) (Armenian Heritage Press, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Belmont, MA, pages 189-205.)  

[Endnote 7] A few recent examples may be given. “The First Armenian Church in America; an outline and documents.” (1991, Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, 630 Second Avenue, New York City), 134 pgs. [now the Eastern Diocese Armenian Church of America]; Father Arten Ashjian’s “An Armenian Monks Ministry on Two Continents: the story of Archbishop Hovsep Sarajian” (2006, St Vartan’s Press, New York City), 136 pages; Marion Der Kazarian’s “Sacrifice and Redemption: a personal chronicle of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Worcester Armenian Community” (1995, Baikar Publications, Watertown, Massachusetts), 276 pages; H. Martin Deranian’s  “Worcester is America: the story of Worcester’s Armenians: the early years (1998, Bennate Publishing, Worcester, MA), 222 pages;  Pamela Apkarian-Russell’s “Armenians of Worcester” (2000, Arcadia, Charleston, SC) 128 pages; Sargon and Nino Donabed’s “Assyrians of Eastern Massachusetts” (2006, Arcadia, Charleston, SC), 126 pages; Harry G. Sogigian’s “The Uprooting and Rebirth of the Soghigian Family” (2002, Privately  printed 80 pages).

 

A copy of the “original’ print used.

 

Copy of Digital Scan with Numbers Added in Red. 

 

The following pages provide close-ups for easier viewing.  Then we provide a key to the numbers; this, in turn, is followed with alphabetization by last name.

 

 

 

Listing of Individuals in Sunday School Picture Sorted by Number

Number

Last Name

First Name

Armenian Name

Nickname

Married to

1

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

2

Sharigian

Simon

 

 

 

3

Terzian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Liz

Robert Golden

4

Alexander

Alice

 

 

 

5

Aslanian

George

 

"Head" or "Herbie"

Susan Derderian

6

Arakelian

Charlotte

 

 

Robert J. Ghize

7

Toromanian

Khatchadour

Khatchadour

Kachie

Rose Melikian

8

Nishanian

Anthony

Antranig

Tony

 

9

Aslanian

Agnes

Aznif [Azniv]

Aggie

Mesak "Mickey" Sagarian

10

Davis

Paul

 

 

Barbara Michaelian

11

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

12

Krikorian

Jacob

Hagop

Jake "1:15" or "2:30"

 

13

Kazarian

Rose

Vartouhie or Varter??

 

Vahan Yaylaian

14

Kasparian

Naomi

 

"Bon Ami"

 

15

Sharigian

Rose

 

 

 

16

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

17

Sharigian

Mary

Mariam

 

Arthur [Armen] Najarian

18

Tavajian

Rose

Navart

 

 

19

Sharigian

??

 

 

 

20

Chilingarian

Lucy

 

 

 

21

Kasparian

Charles

 

Charlie

 

22

Terzian

Ann

 

 

Edward Kachajian

23

Arakelian

Gregory

Krikor

 

 

24

Alexander

Helen

 

 

 

25

Merzigian

John

Hovannes

Johnny

Elisa Gorgoglione; Jean Malone

26

Nishanian

Peter

Bedros

Pete

Carey?

27

Hovagimian

Sima

Sima

 

?? Bellville

28

Krikorian

B. Paul

Boghos Paul (legal)

Paulie or "Knobby"

Gladys Bennyan

29

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

30

Kazarian

Julia

Juvahr

Julie

Harry Kiremitjian

31

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

32

Frankian

Anthony

Antranig

Tony

 

33

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

34

Yazijian

Arnold

 

Arnie

Rosalie Najarian

35

Hoogasian

Katherine

[Khatch??]Khatoun

Katherine "Kay"

James Sarkisian

36

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

37

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

38

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

39

Tavajian

Jack

 

 

 

40

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

41

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

42

Shooshan

Charles

 

Charlie

Betty Bagdigian

43

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

44

Pashoian

Lucy

Lucine

 

Abraham Sivazlian

45

Damian

Nellie

 

 

 

46

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

47

Mooradian

Anne

 

 

Sarkis Moroukian

48

Mooshagian

Catherine

 

 

John Balian

49

Sagarian

John

 

 

Belva Benson

50

Adjelian

John

 

 

 

51

Aslanian [Takvorian]

Ardash

Ardashes

Ardie

 

52

Hovanesian

Elsie

Yeghisapet

Elsie

Aram Arvanigian

53

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

54

Pachanian

Zaven

 

 

Dorothy M. Carlson

55

Kerkorian

George

 

"Irish"

Darlene Huber

56

Krikorian

Alice

Armenouhie

 

Michael [Mousegh] Gulbankian

57

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

58

Krikorian

Anna

Anahid

Annie

Marino DeMango

59

Harootian

Hirache

Hratch [Hrach]

 

Beverly Alexander

60

Simonian

Bizer

Baidzar

Bizer "Betty"

 

61

Kazarian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Lizzie

Roy H. Wheeler

62

Davajian

 

 

 

 

63

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

64

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

65

Bogosian

Raymond

 

Ray

 

66

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

67

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

68

Kazarian

Sadie

Satenig

 

Takvor ["Tak"] Takvorian

69

Goshgarian

Rose

 

 

Owen Robert Simmons

70

Mooshagian

Anne

 

 

John Karakehian

71

Ishlamejian

Derouhie

Derouhie

 

Peter Ishlamejian

72

Rustigian

Sarkis

 

 

Zabel Rustigian

73

Mekjian

Rev. Agop

 

 

 

74

Deranian

Mardiros

Mardiros

 

 

75

Rustigian

Zabel

 

 

 

76

Simonian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Elsie

James Melikian

77

Simonian

Pannonia

Pannonia

Pam ["Panon"]

Robert Apkarian

78

Simonian

Eva

Eva

 

Roger Haroyan

79

Davagian

Sahag

Sahag

Sahag

Sharkey Der Harootunian

80

Davagian

Dorthy

 

 

Jerry Ludwig Stepanian

81

Sahagian

Louise

 

 

James Murphy

82

Bilzerian

Irene

 

Irene

Henry Shooshan

83

Derderian

Sophie

 

 

George Shamgochian

84

Adamian

Nellie

 

 

 

85

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

86

Nordigian

Gladys

 

 

 

87

White

Lucy

Lusine

 

Armand Zakarian

88

Merzigian

Anna

Anna

 

George Krikorian

89

Krikorian

Anne

Anna

Annie

Owen Paelian

90

Der Harootunian

Sharkey

Sharkey

Sharkey

Sahag Davagian

91

Bogosian

Yeprad

 

 

 

92

Koobatian

Ruth

 

Ruth

Arthur Derderian

93

Koobatian

John

 

 

 

94

Koobatian

Ester

 

 

John Dascho

95

Jalloian

Robert

Bagdasar

Bob or "Jello"

 

96

Jalloian

Mary

Mariam

 

Suren Daniels

97

Shamoian

Edward

 

Eddie

Mary Avakian

98

Chilingarian

 

Zarouhie

Zarie

?? Bohigian

99

Jardarian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Betty (Araxi's sister)

Harry Mardirosian

100

Kurtigian

Elizabeth

 

 

George Haffty

101

Mouradian

Berj

Berj

Bert

Irene ??

102

Mooradian

George

 

 

Helen Kerkorian

103

Denielian

John

 

 

 

104

Mekjian

Edward

 

Eddie

Kay ??

105

Mekjian

Vaughn

Vahe

 

Mary Apkarian

106

Takvorian Aslanian

Pearl

 

 

Hanna Harutounian

107

Zakarian

Berjouhie

Berjouhie

 

 

108

Piligian

Susan

 

 

Charles Mooradian

109

Manooshian

Margaret

 

Maggie

Asbed Zakarian

110

Manooshian

Rose

 

 

Jack Jamgochian

111

Martin

Elda

 

 

Adam Malesky

112

Sogigian

Rose

 

 

 

113

Piligian

Rose

 

 

Jack Manooshian

114

Hovanesian

Eunice

Yeprad

 

Nicholas Improta

115

Der Harootunian

Susie

 

 

 

116

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

117

Anusbigian

Marion

 

 

Deran Dinjian

118

Manoogian

Mary

 

 

 

119

Krikorian

Virginia

 

 

?? Johnson

120

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

121

Keropian

Anita

 

 

Malcolm Bedourian

122

Barsamian

Anthony

Antranig

"Anto" or Tony

Jennie Markarian

123

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

124

Tartarian

Mary

 

 

 

125

Torosian

Rose

 

 

Nicholas Alexanian

126

Hovsepian

Dove

Aghavnie

Robert Bohigian

Robert Bohigian

127

Pashoian

Martha

Marta

 

 

128

Melikian

Mary

 

 

 

129

Thompson

Mary

 

 

Elias Atamian

130

Danielian

Pauline

 

 

Karekin Agazarian

131

Derderian

Joseph

Hovsep

Joe

Rose Mosoian

132

Kasperian

David

 

"Moe"

 

133

Harutunian

John

 

 

 

134

Merzigian

Kizer

Khazar

Kizer "Funny Guy"

Mary Derderian

135

Mooradian

Minas

Minas

 

Ann ??

136

Simonian

Thomas

Toomas or Tovmas

Tommy

Jean Kaloostian

137

Kazarian

Kizer

Khazar

Kizer

Elizabeth Nordigian

138

Simonian

Samuel

Simon

Sammy

Rita Fenlon

139

Simonian

Oghda

Oghda

Ogda/Iggie/Oggie

Philip A. O'Gulian

140

Simonian

Paramaz

Paramaz

Bobby "Louie"

Doris Poirer

141

Zakarian

Asbed

Asbed

Ozzie

Margaret Manooshian

142

Kachajian

Margaret

 

 

 

143

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

144

Sahagian

Nancy

Namzoor

 

Garabed Hovanesian

145

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

146

Kazarian

Helen

Zartar

 

Nishan Nishanian

147

Arakelian

Alice

 

 

Jerry Lacey

148

Harootian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Liz

Louis Mikitarian

149

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

150

Menzigian

 

 

 

 

151

Deranian

Martin

Hagop Mardiros

 

Virginia Derderian

152

Aznavourian

Virginia

 

 

 

153

Shooshan

Margaret

Zabelle

 

Rudy Mooradian

154

Pilibosian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Lizzie or Betty

Ralph E. Sheehan

155

Setrakian

Margaret

 

 

 

156

Goshgarian

Shooshan??

 

 

 

157

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

158

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

159

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

160

Bagdigian

Dorothy

 

 

Arthur Yagjian

161

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

161

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

162

Houmere

Peter

 

 

Rose Berberian

163

Hovagimian

Azad

Azad

 

Rose Hampasoumian

164

Yazijian

Harvey

 

"Hoggie"

 

165

Aznovourian

Vahan

 

"Voo"

 

166

Sharigian

Charles

Garabed

Charlie

Ann Samuelian

167

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

168

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

169

Boghosian

Paul

Boghos

 

Armon Gahvejian

170

Hougasian

Frank

Vahan

Frankie

Zivart Kaloustian

171

Arakelian

Arthur

 

Art

Rose Ferrante

172

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

173

Melikian

James

Jirair

Jim

Elizabeth Simonian

174

Surabian

Alice

 

 

 

175

Krikorian

Elizateth

 

Betty

??

176

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

177

Boudurian

Helen

 

 

 

178

Nishanian

Nishan

Nishan

Nish

Helen Kazarian

179

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

180

Mooshagian

Martin

Mardiros

 

Mary Der Bagdasarian

182

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

183

Arakelian

George

Krikor

"Cookie"

Pearl Paloulian

184

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

185

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

186

Menzigian

Richard

 

"Dixie"

 

187

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

188

Jardarian

Florence

 

 

Harry Douvadjian

189

Aznavoorian

Margaret

 

 

 

190

Chilingarian

Charles

Garabed

 

 

191

Baljian

Rose

Nevart

Rose

Christian Metz??

192

Jardarian

Roxie

Araxi

 

 

193

Tashjian

Margaret

 

 

Ernie??

194

Mossessian

Gerald

 

Gerry

Ann Gosdanian

195

Jorjorian

George or John

 

 

 

196

Jorjorian

George or John

 

 

 

197

White

Dorthy

 

 

John Balian

198

Ajamian

Edward

Yervant

Ed

 

199

Krikorian

George

Kirkor

Kiki

Anna Merzigian

200

Merzigian

Jacob

Hagop

Jake

Vartie Davidian

201

Derderian

Thomas

Toros

Tom or "Tootie"

 

202

Mouradian

Charles

Garabed

Garbo

Susan Piligian

203

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

204

Krikorian

John

 

 

 

205

Unidentified

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing of Individuals in Sunday School Picture Sorted by Last Name

Number

Last Name

First Name

Armenian Name

Nickname

Married to

51

Aslanian [Takvorian]

Ardash

Ardashes

Ardie

 

84

Adamian

Nellie

 

 

 

50

Adjelian

John

 

 

 

198

Ajamian

Edward

Yervant

Ed

 

4

Alexander

Alice

 

 

 

24

Alexander

Helen

 

 

 

117

Anusbigian

Marion

 

 

Deran Dinjian

6

Arakelian

Charlotte

 

 

Robert J. Ghize

23

Arakelian

Gregory

Krikor

 

 

147

Arakelian

Alice

 

 

Jerry Lacey

171

Arakelian

Arthur

 

Art

Rose Ferrante

183

Arakelian

George

Krikor

"Cookie"

Pearl Paloulian

5

Aslanian

George

 

"Head" or "Herbie"

Susan Derderian

9

Aslanian

Agnes

Aznif [Azniv]

Aggie

Mesak "Mickey" Sagarian

189

Aznavoorian

Margaret

 

 

 

152

Aznavourian

Virginia

 

 

 

165

Aznovourian

Vahan

 

"Voo"

 

160

Bagdigian

Dorothy

 

 

Arthur Yagjian

191

Baljian

Rose

Nevart

Rose

Christian Metz??

122

Barsamian

Anthony

Antranig

"Anto" or Tony

Jennie Markarian

82

Bilzerian

Irene

 

Irene

Henry Shooshan

169

Boghosian

Paul

Boghos

 

Armon Gahvejian

65

Bogosian

Raymond

 

Ray

 

91

Bogosian

Yeprad

 

 

 

177

Boudurian

Helen

 

 

 

20

Chilingarian

Lucy

 

 

 

98

Chilingarian

 

Zarouhie

Zarie

?? Bohigian

190

Chilingarian

Charles

Garabed

 

 

45

Damian

Nellie

 

 

 

130

Danielian

Pauline

 

 

Karekin Agazarian

79

Davagian

Sahag

Sahag

Sahag

Sharkey Der Harootunian

80

Davagian

Dorthy

 

 

Jerry Ludwig Stepanian

62

Davajian

 

 

 

 

10

Davis

Paul

 

 

Barbara Michaelian

103

Denielian

John

 

 

 

90

Der Harootunian

Sharkey

Sharkey

Sharkey

Sahag Davagian

115

Der Harootunian

Susie

 

 

 

74

Deranian

Mardiros

Mardiros

 

 

151

Deranian

Martin

Hagop Mardiros

 

Virginia Derderian

83

Derderian

Sophie

 

 

George Shamgochian

131

Derderian

Joseph

Hovsep

Joe

Rose Mosoian

201

Derderian

Thomas

Toros

Tom or "Tootie"

 

32

Frankian

Anthony

Antranig

Tony

 

69

Goshgarian

Rose

 

 

Owen Robert Simmons

156

Goshgarian

Shooshan??

 

 

 

59

Harootian

Hirache

Hratch [Hrach]

 

Beverly Alexander

148

Harootian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet

Liz

Louis Mikitarian

133

Harutunian

John

 

 

 

35

Hoogasian

Katherine

[Khatch??]Khatoun

Katherine "Kay"

James Sarkisian

170

Hougasian

Frank

Vahan

Frankie

Zivart Kaloustian

162

Houmere

Peter

 

 

Rose Berberian

27

Hovagimian

Sima

Sima

 

?? Bellville

163

Hovagimian

Azad

Azad

 

Rose Hampasoumian

52

Hovanesian

Elsie

Yeghisapet

Elsie

Aram Arvanigian

114

Hovanesian

Eunice

Yeprad

 

Nicholas Improta

126

Hovsepian

Dove

Aghavnie

Robert Bohigian

Robert Bohigian

71

Ishlamejian

Derouhie

Derouhie

 

Peter Ishlamejian

95

Jalloian

Robert

Bagdasar

Bob or "Jello"

 

96

Jalloian

Mary

Mariam

 

Suren Daniels

99

Jardarian

Elizabeth

Yeghisapet