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Despina (George) Ziffo[1]

Female 1861 - 1953  (92 years)


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  • Name Despina (George) Ziffo 
    Born 07 Jun 1861  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Extrapolating from the 1920 US Census, her birth year would be 1864
    Christened 03 Aug 1861  Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Despina and Luke Ziffo. [2]
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Oct 1953  New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death notice in New York Times, 12 Oct 1953, p. 27.
    • heart attack
    Notes 
    • Residence: at DOD, 812 Park Avenue, New York.
    • They are listed in the 1908 New York City social register.
    • Travel - arrivals New York: She, her husband and daughters aboard the Lusitania 31 July 1914 from Liverpool, England; Despina A. Ralli, widow, from Southampton, England, 15 Sep 1935 aboard the Britannic; Despina A. Ralli, widow, from Liverpool, England, 16 Sep 1923 aboard the Caronia. Her birth date extrapolates to Oct. 1860. She listed as UK contact her sister-in-law Mrs. A. Ralli, Porchester Terrace, London, probably Marietta.
    • Julia Ziffo lived at 52 Queens Gardens, London, with her children Stephen (b. abt 1867), George (b. abt 1868) and Despina (b. abt 1862) and her parents -- Stephen Franchiada [Franghiadi], age 77 and Angelica Franchiada, age 65 -- according the 1871 London census.
    • According to the 1920 census she lived at 351 West End Avenue, New York City, with her son Pandia and daughter Lois.
    • 1930 US federal census for the household living at 85 Park Avenue, New York, New York, headed by Pandia A. Ralli, 45, single, renter, b. New York, parents b. New York, insurance broker, WW veteran; mother Despina, 70, widow, age 23 at marriage; and 2 servants.
    • 1940 US federal census, Park Avenue, New York, New York, household headed by Despina Ralli, 78, b. England, widow, renter $216; son Pandia A, 51, single, b. New Orleans, manager exporting; 1 servant.
    • Honorary president, Philoptohos Society of the Orthodox Hellenic Holy Trinity Cathedral, 391 E. 74th St., New York.
    Person ID I2858  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 

    Father George (Loucas) Ziffo,   b. 25 Dec 1831, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1909, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Julia (Stephen) Franghiadi,   b. 18 Oct 1838, Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1917, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1860  Manchester, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A George Luke Ziffo registered his marriage Jul-Aug-Sep 1860 in Liverpool, v 8b, p 496. Certificate not examined.
    • Emanuel George Ziffo (1870-1871) may have been their son. The infant's death was registered in Apr-May-Jun 1871, London, v 1a, p 44. Certificate not examined.
    Family ID F1210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Antonio (Pandia) Ralli,   b. 29 Dec 1852, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1916, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 02 Aug 1884  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Theodore S. Ralli and E. S. Galati; Hieronymous Myriantheus presiding; entry 133. [3]
    Notes 
    • Probably the couple referred to: "Despina Ralli was active in London but she and her husband Anthony, were established in New York City." [4]
    Children 
     1. Julia (Antonio) Ralli,   b. 03 Jun 1885, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1917, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Pandia Anthony (Antonio) Ralli,   b. 20 May 1887, New Orleans, Louisiana USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1945, Long Island, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Ioanna (Antonio) Ralli,   b. 08 Oct 1888, Galveston, Texas USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1970, Pennsylvania USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Lois (Antonio) Ralli,   b. 01 Jun 1890, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1975, New York, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F1212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Jun 1861 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 03 Aug 1861 - Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Aug 1884 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Oct 1953 - New York, New York USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Despina Ziffo Ralli
    Despina Ziffo Ralli
    Courtesy of her grand-daughter Elizabeth Coryllos Lardi
    52 Queens Gardens, London, England
    52 Queens Gardens, London, England
    photo 2009; from 1871-1899 George and Julia Ziffo lived at this Bayswater address with their children and at times her parents.
    view of Queens Gardens, London, England
    view of Queens Gardens, London, England
    numbering fifties and sixties
    Despina Ziffo
    Despina Ziffo
    © Christopher Long: ChristopherLong.co.uk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] 1940 US Federal Census.

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, May 1975.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Jul 1977.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]

    4. [S79] The Greeks of Odessa, John Athanasios Mazis, (2004: East European Monographs, Boulder/Columbia University Press, New York ), 42.


  

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