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Peter Alexander (Alexander) Agelasto[1]

Male 1867 - 1939  (72 years)


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  • Name Peter Alexander (Alexander) Agelasto 
    Born 23 Feb 1867  Malabar Hill, Bombay, British India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1900 census gives his birth date, incorrectly, as March 1869.
    • 23 Feb 1867 according to announcement in Allen's Indian Mail, Mar 22 1867, p. 235.
    • Argenti says 14 Feb 1867.
    • Birth notice in The Times of India, 26 Feb 1867. [2]
    • more on Malabar Hill
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Nov 1939  Warren, North Carolina USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage
    • DOD 6 Nov 1939, according to death certificate and obituary
    Buried 07 Nov 1939  Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elmwood Cemetery record: AGELASTO, PETER A I28117 Section ELM, Block 7TH A E, Lot 15, Space 4 0 11/06/1939
    • Lot 15, 7th Alley East Elm.
    Notes 
    • Occupation: Lawyer, Norfolk, Va. Fentress & Agelasto, 1893-1897, over 96 Main St.; 1898, 228 Main, with William A. Fentress; solo practice, 1899-1900, 230 Main; 1901, 234 Main; 1902, 236 Main; 1903, 44-45-46 Virginia-Carolina Blg; Agelasto & Miller, 1904, same add. with Frank C. Miller; Agelasto, Miller & White, 1905, same add. with Wm. J. White; 1906, 500-504 Board of Trade Bldg; Agelasto & Miller 1907-1918, 502-503-504 Board of Trade Bldg; 1919, Ledger-Dispatch Bldg 118 E Plume R234. [3]
    • Naturalization: Application filed 20 March 1888. the 1900 census says he immigrated to the US in 1877.
    • Residence: 1870, New Orleans with his mother; 1888-1897, 18 York St.; 1897-1912, 54 York St.; 1913-1917 426 W York; 1918, 416 W 19th St.; 1919, 1044 Spottswood Av, all Norfolk, Va.; 1920 & 1930, Sixpound, Warren, NC. [4]
    • Travel: with parents, 7 Oct. 1869, arrived NYC from Liverpool aboard China.
    • On passport application, aged 21: 5'5" tall, high forehead, brown eyes, Roman nose, medium size mouth, medium round chin, dark complexion and full face, brown moustache.
    • Appears in a photo with his brothers, taken in Memphis, where his father was a founding member of the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The boys are, from left to right: Alexander Michael, Peter and Michael.
    • According to Peter A. Agelasto III, his grandfather, Peter A Agelasto, had to work hard to pay the debts that his younger brother Alexander ran up in trying to run the cotton business after their father (Alexander Michael) died. The Grandy family that controlled Seaboard Bank, on which great grandfather had been a board member, let them stay in their house for a few years although it was mortgaged and taken over by the bank.
    • 24 Jan. 1908: acquitted with brother Alexander M. by jury of $83,000 larceny from Citizens Bank, Norfolk, based on alleged false warehouse receipts (Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Jan 25 1908).
    • P.A. Agelasto, Macon, N.C. advertised "Shooting club property for Sale" (Forest and Stream, Dec 1926, Jan & Feb 1927).
    • Sportsman: While his brothers played tournament tennis, Peter followed in his father's footsteps as a game sportsman, most likely dove and quail, and participated in various trap and skeet events. 26 Jan 1901: live-bird shoot sponsored by the Norfolk Gun Club, withdrawing in second event (Forest and Stream, 2 Feb 1901); 2-4 Sep 1901: second annual tournament of the Virginia State Sportsmen's Association, Richmond, Va, shooting with Portsmouth Gun Club (29 points); individually, : 13/15,17/20,13/20,8/15,10/20,17/25, withdrew (Forest and Stream, 14 Sep 1901. 7-9 Sep 1903: tournament of Virginia Trapshooters Association, Lynchburg, Va. His Portsmouth Team finished exactly in middle of the 11 teams, and among his team members he was the mean. 2nd day: 11/15,13/15,9/15,12/15,13/15,15/20,15/20,17/20 = 105/135; he tied 4th from bottom among the 29 shooters. 3d day: he broke 132/150: 12,13,14,12,13,14,14,12,15,13, placing 15 out of 25 shooters. Individual championship (with gun handicap [16] 23) he shot 81 (20-22-21-18), thus tied for 21st out of 35 shooters, 30 May 1905: sixth annual tournament of the Analostan Gun Club [Tennallytown Road, Washington DC] scored 144/200 in rifle competition, placing 25/29 shooters (Washington Post, 31 May 1905, p 14).
    • Argued before the Virginia Supreme Court in Wright vs. Agelasto, trustee (Washington Post, 15 Mar 1905, p 9).
    • 1893-1900, vice-consul of Greece [city directory]; Petros A. Agelastos is listed a Greek Consul (VC) for Norfolk, Virginia, from July 31 1892. He was again appointed between 1896 and 1901. The date 31 July 1890 is given in the Register, US Dept of State (Washington: GPO, 1893). [4]
    • Education: 1888, Law, University of Virginia.
    • Treasurer of Dixie Manufacturing Co., 1906
    • 1908-1909: P. A. Agelasto sec-treas, A. M. Agelasto & Son (Inc), cotton brokers Front St., Norfolk, Va. Brother A.M. Jr. was v-pres. [4]
    • 1930 US federal census: Sixpound Township, Warren, North Carolina household headed by Peter A Agelasto, owner, 60, 35 y.o. when married, b. India, parents b. Greece, naturalized, arrived USA 1871, orchardist, apple orchard; wife Catherine C., 46, 20 y.o. at marriage, b. Virginia, parents b. Virginia; Sallie A. Long, 30, cook, Melvin A. Long, 5, son, both b. North Carolina.
    • The family is mentioned in several notes in The Warren Record [Warrenton, North Carolina], 1918: "Mrs. P. A. Agelasto and Master Alexander Agelasto, of Norfolk, have returned to their home in Six Pound for the summer. Mr. Agelasto will come up from Norfolk to spend every other week end with his family." (28 Jun, p. 3); "Mrs. P. A. Agelasto and Master Alexander Agelasto, of Six Pound, were in town Wednesday." (26 Jul 1918, p. 3.); "Mrs. P. A. Agelasto and Master Alexander Agelasto of Norfolk are spending sometime at their bungalow in Six Pound." (24 Dec, p. 3).
    Person ID I191  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father Alexander (Michel) Agelasto,   b. 10 Sep 1833, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1906, 54 York St., Norfolk, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Polyxene (Alexander) Mavrogordato,   b. 05 Jan 1846, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1934, 4-C Hague Apartments, Norfolk, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 02 Feb 1866  Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At 6 pm, in Alexander Mavrogordato´s domicile. Date from registered marriage certificate. Argenti says 08 Nov 1865.
    • Ceremony was performed by Father Ioannis Lagogiannis, priest at the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of Our Saviour Christ.
    • Marriage Contract: Syros, Greece, 9 Feb/28 Jan 1866 (Roman/Greek calendar).
    Photos
    Polyxene Mavrogordato Agelasto Wedding Gown
    Polyxene Mavrogordato Agelasto Wedding Gown
    Presumably made in the 1860s in Syros. This photo is from the Chrysler Museum when the dress was put on display for a private dinner in the galleries in the early 1990s.
    The wedding gown worn by Polyxene Mavrogordato.
    The wedding gown worn by Polyxene Mavrogordato.
    353 Botetourt St, Norfolk, Virginia
    353 Botetourt St, Norfolk, Virginia
    When they first arrived in Norfolk, Va., in 1882, the family lived at 24 Botetourt Street in a cottage on the Selden estate. Today, the house has apparently been renumbered: 353.
    Cottage next to Selden House
    Cottage next to Selden House
    photo 2011
    Selden House, Norfolk, Virginia
    Selden House, Norfolk, Virginia
    photo 2011
    2522 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans (1979)
    2522 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans (1979)
    source: Jeff Lamb, Flickr
    2522 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans (2009)
    2522 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans (2009)
    source: Infrogmation, Flickr
    Documents
    Agelasto-Mavrogordato 1866 marriage
    Agelasto-Mavrogordato 1866 marriage
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Elizabeth (Silas) Thorpe,   b. 11 Sep 1877, Mercer, Loudon County, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1964, Virginia Beach Hospital, 25th & Arctic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1904  Williamsburg, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti lists the marriage date as her birth date.
    • His uncle Michael was best man
    • Rev Edgar Allan Potts officiated in the home of bride's mother
    Notes 
    • LDS Transcription of daughter's marriage document: Catherine E. Thorpe; Gender: Female; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Age: 24; Birth Date: 1880; Birth Place: James City Co., VA.; Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1904; Marriage Place: Williamsburg, Virginia; Father: Silas; Mother: Susan E.; Spouse: Peter A. Agalasto.
    Children 
    +1. Peter Alexander (Peter) Agelasto, Jr.,   b. 03 Aug 1905, Norfolk, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1985, General Hospital of Virginia Beach, 1060 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Photos
    Home of Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Home of Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Bungalow Farms, Warrenton, North Carolina (1940)
    Marriage Announcement
    Marriage Announcement
    Peter Alexander Agelasto & Catherine Elizabeth Thorpe
    Bungalow Farm, Sixpound, North Carolina
    Bungalow Farm, Sixpound, North Carolina
    Agelasto farm, Warren County, North Carolina
    Agelasto farm, Warren County, North Carolina
    photo 2011
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1867 - Malabar Hill, Bombay, British India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1904 - Williamsburg, Virginia USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Nov 1939 - Warren, North Carolina USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 07 Nov 1939 - Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Peter Alexander Agelasto, Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, VA, abt 1885
    Peter Alexander Agelasto, Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, VA, abt 1885
    Agelasto Brothers, Memphis
    Agelasto Brothers, Memphis
    Taken in Memphis, where their father was a founding member of the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The boys are, from left to right: Alexander Michael (né Alexandre Alexandre), Peter Alexander and Michael Alexander. (George Scrini collection)
    --, ---, and  Peter Alexander Agelasto
    --, ---, and Peter Alexander Agelasto
    circa 1890s
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Jr and Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Jr and Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Norfolk, Virginia (Jan 1 1913)
    Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Peter Alexander Agelasto
    York Street, Norfolk, Virginia

    Documents
    Peter Alexander Agelasto passport application
    Peter Alexander Agelasto passport application
    Agelastos Acquitted
    Agelastos Acquitted
    Washington Post Jan 25 1908
    <i>Washington Post</i> 12 Dec 1907
    Washington Post 12 Dec 1907
    "Two Brokers Indicted. Accused of Obtaining Large Sums of Fraudulent Warehouse Receipts" (page 5)
    <i>Washington Post</i> 7 Jan 1908
    Washington Post 7 Jan 1908
    "Brokers Again Indicted. Charged with Obtaining $280,000 from Norfolk Banks on False Receipts."
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Death Certificate
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Death Certificate
    Fentness & Agelasto legal listing
    Fentness & Agelasto legal listing
    in the American Lawyer Mar 1895 - Jan 1896; this first month Fentress was misspelled.
    P. A. Agelasto letter
    P. A. Agelasto letter
    Letter dated 19 Mar 1888 accompanying his request for a passport, written on the stationery of Ralli Brothers' Agency, P.O. Box 497, Norfolk, VA.
    Biography of Peter Alexander Agelasto
    Biography of Peter Alexander Agelasto
    from William H. Stewart, History of Norfolk County, 1902, p 1015.
    Notary Public statement
    Notary Public statement
    attesting to his citizenship and sent with his passport application
    passport application cover letter
    passport application cover letter
    dated 15 Mar 1888; includes description of personal features; written on Ralli Bros stationery but firm's name is crossed off.
    <i>Atlanta Constitution</i> 3 Dec 1907
    Atlanta Constitution 3 Dec 1907
    "False Cotton Receipts Used" (page 2) [re. grand jury]
    Baltimore Sun, 12 Dec 1907
    Baltimore Sun, 12 Dec 1907
    "Cotton Brokers Indicted. Prominent Norfolk Business Men Accused of Grand Larceny" (page 10)
    <i>Forest and Stream</i>, 14 sep 1901, p 208
    Forest and Stream, 14 sep 1901, p 208
    Letter to the Editor advocating conservationist policies
    Dixie Manufacturing Co., 1906
    Dixie Manufacturing Co., 1906
    A.M. Agelasto president, P.A. Agelasto treasurer; reported in Textile World Record, 1906, v 31, p 184
    Article on Agelasto indictment
    Article on Agelasto indictment
    Fibre & Fabric, 21 Dec 1907, p 18
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Obituary
    Peter Alexander Agelasto Obituary
    Norfolk Virginian Pilot, Nov 8 1939
    Interment Certificate - Norfolk Elmwood Cemetery
    Interment Certificate - Norfolk Elmwood Cemetery
    Peter Alexander Agelasto
    'Good Scores at Gun Tourney,' <i>The Washington Post</i> 31 May 1905, p 14.
    "Good Scores at Gun Tourney," The Washington Post 31 May 1905, p 14.
    G.P. Grant, 'Norfolk Gun Club,' <i>Forest and Stream</i>, 2 Feb 1901, 56, p 100.
    G.P. Grant, "Norfolk Gun Club," Forest and Stream, 2 Feb 1901, 56, p 100.
    'Shooting Club Property for Sale,' <i>Forest and Stream</i>, Feb 1927, 97, n 2, p 128.
    "Shooting Club Property for Sale," Forest and Stream, Feb 1927, 97, n 2, p 128.
    'Shooting Club Property for Sale,' <i>Forest and Stream</i>, Feb 1927, 97, n 2, p 128.
    "Shooting Club Property for Sale," Forest and Stream, Feb 1927, 97, n 2, p 128.
    Letter to the editor concerning the law and the preservation of game
    birth announcement
    birth announcement
    Allen's Indian Mail, 22 Mar 1867, p. 235

    Headstones
    Peter Alexander Agelasto (1867-1939), Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, VA
    Peter Alexander Agelasto (1867-1939), Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, VA
    Agelasto Family Plot Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk VA
    Agelasto Family Plot Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk VA
    photo 2011 (Parker Agelasto)

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 191.

    2. [S109] FIBIS database.

    3. [S78] Norfolk City Directories 1880-1931.
      Additional sources: 1909-1913, Agelasto & Miller (Central Law Journal 20 Dec 1912, p 476); 1914, Agelasto, Miller & White, attorneys, 500 Board of Trade Building; Sept. 1919, Agelasto & Miller, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, Board of Trade Building.

    4. [S78] Norfolk City Directories 1880-1931.


  

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