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Hélène (Alexander) Condostavlo / Contostavlos

Female 1902 - 1963  (60 years)


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  • Name Hélène (Alexander) Condostavlo / Contostavlos 
    • or Contostavlos (on birth certificate)
    Born 6 Aug 1902  quartier de Bonneveine, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB from birth certificate; Argenti says 6 Sep 1902
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Feb 1963  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD from annotation on birth certificate
    Notes 
    • Tennis: ranked number two in French woman's tennis (Washington Post 4 Dec 1927, p 26).
    • "When Mlle. Contostavlos swings her racket Suzanne [Lenglen]'s brilliance is lacking. There is no dashing about the court, no superhuman reaching for the ball. But placing ability, vicious side-line driving and insight into the opponent's plan of campaign take their place." ("New Tennis Star Is Well Along Road to Top Honors," The Hartford [Connecticut] Courant, 17 Apr 1927, p 8B)
    • "[The French national title] will fall to either Mlle. "Didi" Penelope Vlasto or her cousin, Mlle. Helene Contostavlos. Neither is French, their parents being Greeks who have settled in Marseilles for business. But both are good tennis players, although outclassed in Suzanne's company. Neither will turn professional for there are no offers being made them. The title may fall to either or to both. In fact, there is little to choose between them and the federation got aruond a ticklish propostion in quite a tactful manner last year by rating them both second. ("Friends Think Suzanne [Lenglen] Unhappy with New Role," Ralph Heinzen, The Atlanta Constitution, 19 Sep 1926, p B2)
    • Eileen Bennet & Betty Nuthall (UK) def Mlle. Contostavlos & Mlle H. Contostavlos (Greece), 6-4, 6-2, in the Beaumont Cup (for women from same country) with a partner, perhaps her sister Mina. (Manchester Guardian, 2 Mar 1928 p 10).
    • The statistics of her tennis career appear on a tennis website.
    • Stats for her appearances at Wimbledon.
    Person ID I2103  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 

    Father Alexander (Othon) Condostavlo / Contostavlos,   b. 24 Sep 1866, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1918, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Julie (Ioannis) Scaramanga,   b. 25 Jul 1872, allées des Capucines 18, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Sep 1897  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage witnesses included E. Philon, 47, consul general of Greece; Stamatty Scaramanga, 30, merchant, rue de l'Arsenal 25; Etienne Ralli, 61, rentier, place Maleherbes 24, Paris; Michel Rodocanachi, 61, rentier, allees des Capucines 10.
    Documents
    Contostaslos - Scaramanga 1897 marriage
    Contostaslos - Scaramanga 1897 marriage
    Marseille, France
    Contostaslos - Scaramanga marriage certificate
    Contostaslos - Scaramanga marriage certificate
    Family ID F899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean (Dimitrios) Nicolopoulo,   b. 1909,   d. Bef 29 Jul 1976, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 19 May 1928  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mlle Contostavlos engagement referred to, (Manchester Guardian 25 Apr 1928).
    • Marriage is mentioned in Le Figaro, 14 Mar 1928, p. 5.
    • 16 May 1928, as annotated on the bride's birth certificate
    Children 
     1. Sonia Sophie Alvarez de Toledo Nicolopoulo,   b. 28 Sep 1932, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Aug 1902 - quartier de Bonneveine, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1928 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1963 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    <i>Boston Globe</i> 13 Feb 1926, p 6
    Boston Globe 13 Feb 1926, p 6
    Mlle Contostavlos (left), third ranking woman player in France with Miss Wills..."Helen disposed of her easily." Photo accompanying headline: "When Helen Meets Suzanne." Ms Wills was her sometime double's partner (Contostavlos-Wills def. Gay-Howser, 6-0, 6-0 (Chicago Tribune, 13 Feb 1926 p 19).
    <i>The Hartford Courant</i> 17 Apr 1927
    The Hartford Courant 17 Apr 1927
    Graphic accompanied article, "New Tennis Star Is Well Along Road to Top Honors" p 8B.
    <i>Boston Daily Globe</i>, 1 Jul 1926, p 26
    Boston Daily Globe, 1 Jul 1926, p 26
    This cartoon "Is tennis international?" listed 13 non Anglo-Saxon names, including J. Rodocanachi, T Mavrogordato and H. Contostavlos, all Chiot origin.

    Documents
    Helene Contostavlos Marseille Birth Certificate
    Helene Contostavlos Marseille Birth Certificate


  

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