Eftaxias Bessie or Vaseliki

Female 1900 - 1981  (80 years)


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  • Name Eftaxias Bessie or Vaseliki 
    Born 25 Oct 1900  Mystras, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Carol Petranek visit to Mystras, Greece in June 1996 shows birth date of October 25, 1900 in town register.
      Carol Petranek visit to the Archives in Sparta - Town Register gives birth date as October 25, 1900. .
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 27 Aug 1921  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ellis Island Ship Manifest, S.S. Themistocles, saling from Patras on August 27, 1921; arrival New York 1 (or 4) September 1921. (ancestry.com; 1921, September 15, Themistocles, image 33 of 50)
      Eftaxias, John, age 46, male, married, farm laborer, can read Greek, can write, citizen of Greece, last permanent residence - Mistra; name of nearest relative in home country his mother, Stathou Eftaxia, Mistra, Greece; final destination, New York, NY. Going to his brother in law, Ant. Theodosiou, 421 31st St, NY.; intends to remain in U.S. for 10 years; intends to become a citizen; in good health, 5'5", brown hair and eyes, no marks of identification; born in Mistras, Greece.
      Eftaxias, Vasiliki (sister), age 21, female, single, housekeeper, [same info as John]
      Both John & Vasiliki were in the hospital at Ellis Island before released.
    Census 1940  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1940 US Census, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey
      S.D. 4, E.D. 11-61, Sheet 8A
      8 Spring Street
      Costianes, Louis, (informant) head, male, white, age 49, married, completed 4 yrs of school; born in Greece, naturalized, lived in same place in 1935, owner of restaurant
      Costianes, Bessie, wife, female, white, age 36, married, finished 6 hrs of school; born in Greece, alien, lived in same place in 1935
      Costianes, Adamandia, daughter, female, white, age 15, single, attended school; finished 1 yr of high school, born in Pennsylvania, lived in same place in 1935
      Costianes, Anastasios, son, male, white, age 14, single, attended school, finished grade 8, born Pennsylvania, lived in same place in 1935.
      Additional question answered by Bessie Costianes:
      father, mother born in Greece; mother tongue: Greek; has a social security card, occupation: waitress in restaurant.

      [Note: Louis lives next door to his brother, John]

      "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27895-671-70?cc=2000219 : accessed 10 Jun 2014), New Jersey > Mercer > Princeton Borough > 11-61 Princeton Borough bounded by (N) borough limits; (E) Walnut Ln, Hamilton Av, Moore; (S) Nassau; (W) Witherspoon > image 15 of 46; citing NARA digital publication of T627.

      Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2357;Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 11-61
      Enumeration District : 11-61; Description: PRINCETON BOROUGH BOUNDED BY (N) BOROUGH LIMITS; (E) WALNUT LN, HAMILTON AV, MOORE; (S) NASSAU; (W) WITHERSPOON
      Source InformationAncestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
    FS ID LWYS-H6W 
    Residence 1942  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, New Jersey, Princeton, New Jersey, 1942
      Costianes, Amanda V. slswmn Nat Wolman's Dpet Store r 10 Spring
      - Helen, beauty opr r 10 Spring
      - John A (Bertha) (G & L Restaurant) h 10 Spring
      - Louis (Bessie) (G & L Restaurant), h 8 Spring

      Description Title : Princeton, New Jersey, City Directory, 1942Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      Note: Bessie is in the following Princeton City Directories: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942
      ancestry.com
    Died 24 Jan 1981  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Obituary 26 Jan 1981  Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Trenton Evening Times, (Trenton, New Jersey) page 12, Obituaries, Monday, January 26, 1981:
      Bessie Costianes
      A prayer service for Bessie Costianes (Costas) of Princeton will be held Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton. Funeral services will follow Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in St. George Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road. The Rev. Peter A. Atsales will officiate. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Trisagion service will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Orthodox Church. Mrs. Costianes died Saturday in Princeton Medical Center. Born in Sparta Greece,she lived in Princeton for 50 years. She was a member of the Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Trenton. Widow ofLouis Costianes she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Amanda C. Moore of Princeton Junction; a son, Harry L. Costas of Hazelton, Pa.; four granchildren and several nieces and nephews.
      Source: genealogybank.com
    Name Vasiliki Eftaxas 
    _FSFTID LWY5-H6W 
    _UID 87FAD6F65DAB47F8BDE121553EB7DBF66EC2 
    Buried 27 Jan 1981  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Princeton Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • In July 2014, Carol Petranek went to the Archives in Sparta and found the following Dimotologion Record.
      Dimotologion of Mistras, taken November 16, 1956
      Family #103
      Eftaxias,Konstandinos; father: Ioannis; mother: Panagiota; born in Mistras; current residence: Mistras; occupation: farmer and landowner; Christian Orthodox by birth; death April 23, 1943; name removed from record November 16, 1956 because of death.
      Eftaxias, Anastasia Pavlakos, born 1856 in Mistras; occupation: housework; Christian Orthodox by birth; name removed from record on November 16, 1956 because of death.
      Eftaxias, Ioannis; born 1876 in Mistras; current residence: Mistras; occupation: farmer and landowner; Christian Orthodox by birth; death April 23, 1943; name removed from record November 16, 1956 because of marriage.
      Eftaxias, Kanella; born 1878 in Mistras; current residence: Mistras; occupation: housework; Christian Orthodox by birth
      Eftaxias, Stathoula, father: Dimitrios Zaharakis; born 1870 in Theologos Lakonias; Current residence: Mistras Lakonias; occupation: housework; Christian Orthodox by birth; removed from record on November 16, 1956 because of death.
      Eftaxias, Katigko, born 17 January 1893 in Mistras; current occupaion: housework; Christian Orthodox by birth
      Eftaxias, Vasiliki; born 25 December 1900 in Mistras; occupation: housework; Christian Orthodox by birth
      Digital image in Eftaxias surname file


      In June 1996, Carol Petranek went to Mystra, Greece and found the Eftaxas family in the town records.
      Birth date and place from town records of Mystra. Birth info verified again with June 16, 2006 letter from Mayor of Mistras.

      Pauline Costianes has birth date of July 25 1897 in Mistra, Greece.

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      Newspaper article: November 17, 1961, in the Trenton Evening Times, page 10:
      "Autos Injure Woman, Man"
      Two persons were injured when struck by cars last night in Hamilton Township. Mrs. Bessie Costianes, 60, of 8 Spring Street, Princeton, was admitted to St. Francis Hospital with a cut eye and possible head injuries. Her condition today was reported as satisfactory. John S. Harris, 62, of 1509 Cornell Avenue, suffered multiple body bruises but declined hospital treatment.. Police said Mrs. Costianes was struck by a car driven by Willis Bray, 35, of 1133 Nottingham Way, at Greenwood and Johnston Avenues. Bray was charged with careless driving. Harris was hit as he stepped out of the passenger side of his car parked on Cedar Lane, near Pitman Avenue, police reported. The victim was knocked to the road, but police said the car did not stop. Patrolman John Skwarek is continuing the investigation.

    Person ID I25  Kostakos
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 

    Father Eftaxias Konstantinos Ioannis,   b. 1840, Mystras, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1943, Mystras, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years) 
    Mother Zaharaki Stathoula,   b. 1870, Theologos, Oinountos, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1956, Mystras, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 87 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1891  , Laconias, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Notes 
    • Official letter from diocese of Momnevasia and Sparta dated April 29, 2004 received by Carol Petranek, which reads as follows (copy in fireproof box): "Certifies that: As it appears on the books of Marriages of the Office of the Holy Diocese Monemvasias & Spartis a license number 68 was issued on 16 February 1891, for Konstantinos Eutaxiarhis, resident of Mystra - of the former municipality Spartis in second marriage, and for Stathoula Zaharaki daughter of Dimitrios, resident of Theologos - of the former municipality Sellasias in first marriage. The holy matrimony was officiated by the local priest S. Dimitrakopoulou. The present certificate is issued to be used where needed.
      In Sparti 29 March 2004
      The head of the Diocese in is stead High Priest Hyrsostomos Stayropoulos."

      Stathoula was from Theologos and Kosta was from Mystras - don't know exactly which town the wedding took place. [9]
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Costianes Louis or Ilias Anastasios,   b. 28 Sep 1891, Goritsa, Laconia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1966, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1923  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Date given by daughter, Amanda Costianes.
    Notes 
    • Marriage date & place from Amanda Costas (Costianes) Moore, daughter, in ltr to Carol Petranek dated Feb. 1994. Marriage took place at St. Nicholas Church, 155 Cedar Street, New York, NY.

      ~Seal to spouse done by Gary & Carol Petranek, Feb. 8, 2006.
    Children 
    +1. Costianes Amanda,   b. 20 Aug 1924, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2006, Yardley, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Costas or Costianes Harry,   b. 6 Nov 1925, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1995, Victoria, Victoria, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] General Archives of Greece - Town Register (Dimotologion Koinothtos).

    2. [S54] Immigration - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

    3. [S76] Census, 1940 US Federal.

    4. [S84] City Directories, U.S., 1821-1989, NJ, Princeton, 1942 image 38 of 145, page 70.

    5. [S5] Individual - Family Member.

    6. [S2] Obituary.

    7. [S165] Social Security Death Index.

    8. [S10] Vital Records - Marriage Certificate.
      Official letter of marriage received by Carol from the diocese.

    9. [S33] Official Government Letter or Document.

    10. [S5] Individual - Family Member, Info from Amanda Costas Moore, daughter, in ltr to Carol Petranek dated Feb/Mar 1994..


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