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John (George) Negroponte[1, 2]

Male 1918 - 1983  (65 years)


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  • Name John (George) Negroponte 
    • known as Ion Negropontes
    Nickname Vania, Ioannis, Ion 
    Born 16 Apr 1918  Odessa, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB provided by daughter
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Sep 1983  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Education: American School, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Military: Romanian Calvary, WW II.
    • The Red Deer River Ranches website: In 1947, King Michael of Romania abdicated his throne and was given the opportunity to leave the country with an entourage, the King invited John and Joan Negropontes to join him. From Romania they travelled to Switzerland, then to England, and onto Washington, D.C.. Looking for an area similar to his home, John travelled to Alberta in 1948, at this time he purchased a parcel of farmland where he was joined by his wife and children in 1950. In 1951, his daughter Elizabeth was born in Olds, Alberta. In 1955 the Negropontes family met the Count and Countess Batthany of Switzerland. The two families later took a trip to the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch and Big Horn Falls, the were captivated by the scenery as many still are today and this led to their purchase of the then Snyder Ranch. Along with the exchange of owners, the name was changed to... Red Deer River Cattle Ranch, which then became REDDEER RIVER RANCHES Ltd. The farm that the Negropontes family had near Olds, along with land leased on the Coal Camp flats were the source of feed for cattle wintered at the ranch. The land on the flats was eventually purchased by the Batthany family. In 1956 the Little TeePee was renovated and an addition was put on to house the Negropontes family. In the mid 1970's the Negropontes family took over the complete ownership of the ranch. In a few short decades the ranch once again went through many changes. Long time ranch manager Jack Crouch retired in the 1980's and had to be replaced by Jim Lowry, then in 1983 John Negropontes passed away. In 1985 the ranch was sold to Frank Garnett and Stan Bengtson.
    • Travel: Ion Negropontes, 30, c/o 3 Grosvenor Sq., London W.1, b. Odessa, Russia, Romanian national, administrator of royal domain; wife Joan E.M. Negropontes, 27, b. Bucharest, Romania, h'wife, British national; Alexander Negropontes, 5/8, b. Bucharest, Romania, Romanian national, last permanent residence Bucharest, arrived New York 27 May 1948 from Southampton, England aboard Queen Elizabeth.
    Person ID I1228  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father George (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 08 Nov 1871, Galatz/Galati, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1945, Bucharest, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Chariklea (Ioannis) Scanavi,   b. 8 Feb 1889, Rostov-on-Don, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1978, 34 de Vere Gardens, Kensington, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 May 1912  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Negropontes family plot includes an unnamed infant, born and died, Paris, 1 Feb 1913, buried 26 Mar 1914, removed from another plot in the cemetery.
    Family ID F520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Elizabeth Mary (Edwin) Boxshall 
    Children 
    +1. Alexander Edwin (Ioannis) Negroponte
    +2. Theodore John George (Ioannis) Negroponte
     3. Elizabeth Chariclè (Ioannis) Negroponte
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1918 - Odessa, Ukraine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1983 - Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 307.

    2. [S108] Legends of the "Red Deer River Ranch" , Bob Boucher, (Sundre Round Up Publishing Company, Alberta, Canada, 1995).

    3. [S108] Legends of the "Red Deer River Ranch" , Bob Boucher, (Sundre Round Up Publishing Company, Alberta, Canada, 1995).
      Cited on the Red Deer River Ranches website.


  

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