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Demosthenes (Michael) Agelasto[1, 2, 3]

Male 1831 - 1912  (81 years)


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  • Name Demosthenes (Michael) Agelasto 
    Born 05 Mar 1831  rue Canonge 8, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1912  avenue Malakoff, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD according to death certificate.
    Buried 21 Dec 1912  St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cemetery 1912 register midi carré 2, ter grec, no. 10, line entry 196 s
    Notes 
    • Officer of the Order of The Saviour.
    • Occupation: Merchant, London/Marseille; he was doing business in London in 1874 (London Gazette); Marseille businessman (with brother Dimitrios, 1872-75). 1874, in partnership, D. M. Agelasto and Company, merchants, carrying on business at Liverpool, with brother Demetrius and with Pericles Apalyros until the latter retired from the firm 28 Mar 1874 (London Gazette notice 8 May 1874). Rentier, from 1883.
    • Residence: 1860, 1867, 1869, 45 Allées des Capucines, Marseille; 1869-79, 22 Allées des Capucines, Marseille; 1883 rue de Rome 35, Paris; 1885-1887, 62 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris; 1891-1892, place des Batiguolles 3, Paris; 1897, rue Jouffroy 28, Paris; 1912, 148 Ave Malakoff, Paris 16e (with his son Michel).
    • He was a signatory witness at the 28 Dec 1897 Paris wedding of his nephew Theodore.
    • Demosthenes Agelasto, 60, rentier, Place des Batiguolles 3/ Boulevard Clichy 62, Paris, was a signatory witness at the Paris births of his granddaughters Suzanne Angot and Helene Angot and grandson and grandsons George Angot and and Paul Angot, as well as the Marseille birth of his granddaughter Alexandra Grimanelli.
    • On the Electoral Lists, Marseille, France (1869, 1877, 1879, 1881) as merchant, 'naturalized French', born 1 Jun 1832, Greece. On the Paris voter list (1912).
    • D.[emosthenes] Agelasto was among the nine Greeks born in Marseille after 1830 who declared their intention to become French citizens the year following their reaching majority age. The others included Nicolas Andre Argenti, Michel Rodocanachi, Thomas Zizinia, and Andre Aristide Zizinia [probably Aristide Andre Zizinia] (Echinard).
    • D.M. Agelasto and Co. (through its representative P. Apalyra) was among the two dozen Liverpool merchant enterprises which signed a letter stating how they would deal with, as importers of Egyptian cotton, regulations concerning bagging that put "unnecessary burden on the trade" (Manchester Guardian, 29 Jul 1870, p 2).
    • Philanthropy: Demosthenes and Demetrios Agelasto each donated 200 Francs to the Chios Hospital in 1872 according to unpublished research by Demetrios Melachrinoudis. [4]
    • M. Agelasto purchased at auction a work by the French painter Alfred Dehodencq (1822-1882): "140. — Christophe Colomb au couvent de la Rabida. — 1864. — Réduction du grand tableau. — H. 0.90, L. 0.60. — Acheté à la vente par M. Agelasto." Source: Gabriel Séailles, Alfred Dehodencq : l'homme et l'artiste (Société de propagation des livres d'art, Paris, 1910), digitized by the Internet Archive, 2011.
    Person ID I58  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Michel (Pandia) Agelasto,   b. 17 Jul 1793, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1853, allées de Meilhan 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Arghyro (Dimitrios) Petrocochino,   b. 1801, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1849, allées des Capucines 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arghyro (Georges) Sechiari,   b. 30 Oct 1837, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1916, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 08 Jan 1859  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Agelasto-Sechiari marriage alliance is depicted on a web of Greek marriage alliances, 1849-1876. [5]
    Children 
    +1. Michel Demosthenes (Demosthenes) Agelasto,   b. 12 Jul 1860, allées des Capucines 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1915, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Marie (Demosthenes) Agelasto,   b. 30 May 1862, allées des Capucines 45, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1919, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Arghyro (Demosthenes) Agelasto,   b. 23 May 1867, allées des Capucines [45], Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1955, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Georges (Demosthenes) Agelasto,   b. 14 Feb 1876, allées des Capucines 22, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1883, rue de Rome, Paris 8ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Documents
    Agelasto - Sechiari 1859 marriage
    Agelasto - Sechiari 1859 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Agelasto - Sechiari 1859 marriage, Marseille
    Agelasto - Sechiari 1859 marriage, Marseille
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Mar 1831 - rue Canonge 8, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Jan 1859 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1912 - avenue Malakoff, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Dec 1912 - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Demosthenes Agelasto
    Demosthenes Agelasto
    Courtesy Genevieve de Broche des Combes collection
    avenue Malakoff 148, Paris 16e, France
    avenue Malakoff 148, Paris 16e, France
    Demosthenes Agelasto was living here with his son in 1912 when he died (photo 2009).
    avenue Malakoff 148, Paris 16e, France
    avenue Malakoff 148, Paris 16e, France
    Boulevard de Clichy 62, Paris 9e, France
    Boulevard de Clichy 62, Paris 9e, France
    Demosthenes and Arghyro Agelasto lived here with their adult children Michel and Marie around 1886 (photo 2009).
    Boulevard de Clichy 62, Paris 9e, France
    Boulevard de Clichy 62, Paris 9e, France
    rue de Rome 35, Paris 8e, France
    rue de Rome 35, Paris 8e, France
    Residence, 1883, across from the St. Lazare train station (photo 2009).
    rue de Rome 35, Paris 8e, France
    rue de Rome 35, Paris 8e, France
    Marseille residences
    Demosthenes Agelasto was born at 8 Canonge St, Marseille, France (photographed in 2008).
    Michel Pandia Agelasto and his wife Arghyro lived at 8 Canonge St, Marseille, France, 1826-1831 (photographed in 2008).
    Marseille residences
    Marseille residences
    Canonge Street, Marseille, France on which Michel Pandia Agelasto lived, 1826-1831 (photographed in 2008).
    allées Léon Gambetta 45, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 45, Marseille, France
    From 1835-1867 several generations of the Michel Pandia Agelasto family lived at allées des Capucines 45. Photo 2009; see note on street numbering.
    allées Léon Gambetta 22, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 22, Marseille, France
    The building now houses the Moroccan consulate; Demosthenes and Arghyro Agelasto lived at allees des Capucines 22, where their son George was born in 1876; photo 2009; see note on street numbering.
    Bijoutier Juif a Tanger by Alfred Dehodencq
    Bijoutier Juif a Tanger by Alfred Dehodencq
    The pictured Eau-forte is an etching made from the original painting then owned by M[onsieur] D. Agelasto, according to "La Peinture Orientaliste," Gazette des Beaux-Arts [Paris], 1894, p. 126, and apparently on loan at an exhibit of Islamic art (Parker Agelasto). He also owned Dehodencq's "La Danse de negres a Tanger" which is now in the collection of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
    Demosthenes Agelasto portrait
    Demosthenes Agelasto portrait
    photo courtesy Cyril Grandpierre, his great-great grandson

    Documents
    Demosthenes Agelasto birth certificate
    Demosthenes Agelasto birth certificate
    Demosthene Agelasto death certificate
    Demosthene Agelasto death certificate
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement
    His and his wife's names were included in Michel Petrocochino's funeral announcement along with those of other members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille
    The funeral notice of Anastasie M Petrocochino
    He and his wife are included in the name list in the funeral announcement of Anastasie Michel Petrocochino along with other members of the ex-pat Chiot families living in Marseille. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Marseille Electoral List - 1877
    Marseille Electoral List - 1877
    Agelasto death notice
    Agelasto death notice
    in Le Figaro [Paris], 18 Dec 1912, p. 3
    M. Agelasto loaned 'La Danse de negres a Tanger,' for a 1900 art exhibition.
    M. Agelasto loaned "La Danse de negres a Tanger," for a 1900 art exhibition.
    Catalogue officiel illustré de l'exposition centennale de l'art français de 1800 à 1889 / Exposition universelle de 1900 (Paris: 1900, p. 201). For it's provenance, visit a recent auction website.
    Reflections on my Family
    Reflections on my Family
    Mentioned in an essay by Gertrude Agelasto Barbier.

    Headstones
    Michel Pandia Agelasto family tomb, St Pierre Cemetery, Marseille
    Demosthenes Michel, Michel Pandia Agelasto family tomb, St Pierre Cemetery, Marseille
    Demosthenes (Michael) Agelasto tomb inscription
    Demosthenes (Michael) Agelasto tomb inscription
    Cimetière St Pierre, Marseille, France (photo by George Vassiadis Sep 2008). Date of death is either date of burial or death date by the traditional church calendar.
    Demosthenes M Agelasto family tomb
    Demosthenes M Agelasto family tomb
    Cimetière St Pierre, Marseille, France (photo by George Vassiadis Sep 2008).

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 58.

    2. [S22] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 276.

    3. [S77] Une Enfance, Gertrude Agelasto.

    4. [S88] Chiot Emigrants, Demetrios Melachrinoudis, (unpublished research 2009).

    5. [S99] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (L'Harmattan (link)), 196.


  

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