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Thomas Themistocles (Georges) Zizinia[1]

Male 1840 - 1896  (56 years)


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  • Name Thomas Themistocles (Georges) Zizinia 
    Born 23 Jan 1840  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Jul 1896  Belmar, New Jersey USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Citing sources Contopoulos says he died in his residence: 271 West 71st St, New York, New York [2]
    • Death notice appeared in The Morning Post(London, England), Monday, 13 Jul 1896, p 1.
    Buried 29 Oct 1896  Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lot 18561, section L
    Notes 
    • He is also on the Negroponte-Agelasto tree with his ancestry and his five other children.
    • Michael Alexander Sevastopulo retired on 18 April 1865 from his partnership with Georges Demetrius Zizinia, Constantine Paul Negroponte and Thomas Zizinia; the latter three remained in business as merchants, London and Liverpool (London Gazette 19 May 1865).
    • Thomas Zizinia was among the nine Greeks born in Marseille after 1830 who declared their intention to become French citizens the year following their reaching majority age. The others included D.[emosthenes] Agelasto, Nicolas Andre Argenti, Michel Rodocanachi and Andre Aristide Zizinia [probably Aristide Andre Zizinia] (Echinard).
    • 1861 London census: 18 Leinster Gardens, London household headed by Michael A Sevastopole, 42, general merchant, b. Chios; wife Calliope, 25, b Marseille; sons Alexander, 5, and George, 4; daughter Angelica, 1 Mo, all b. London; visitor [Calliope's brother] T Zizinia, 21, merchant's son, b. Marseille; & 4 servants.
    • Naturalized USA citizen 26 May 1891. He says he has lived in the US 'uninterrupted' for 30 years.
    • Occupation, New York, New York: cotton merchant; senior partner, Thomas Zizinia & Co.; 1867, merchant, 18 S. William; 1868-1873, mers. 72 Beaver; 1874, cotton, 72 Beaver & 89 Pearl; 1875, broker, 89 Pearl & 56 Stone; 1877-78, broker, 89 Pearl. 1878-, Ralli Bros, 13 Old Street. Thomas Zizinia, established 1862, is on Contopoulos' list of principal Greek commercial houses in New York City. [3]
    • Travel: arrived NYC from Liverpool aboard the Asia Nov 1861.
    • Residence: 1870, 6 West 51st St., NY, NY; 1873, 100 W. 56th St., NY, NY; 1874-75, N.J.; 1891, 120 Madison Avenue, NY, NY; 1896, 271 West 71st St, NY, NY
    • Thomas Zizinia worked for Ralli Bros., cotton exporters, 90/95/98 Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia, 1888-91, residing at 98 Gaston St., 157 Perry St., Pulaski boarding house.
    • Founding member NY Cotton Exchange. 1873: among the 12 Greek merchants maintaining membership in the New York Produce Exchange. 1883-1910: member of the Consolidated Stock Exchange, New York. 1881-1889: involved in the Savannah [Georgia] Cotton Exchange, elected director in 1884. He represented Paul S Galatti in 1878 & 1879. [4]
    Person ID I704  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2012 

    Family Matilda (Joseph) Long,   b. Abt 1846, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1929, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 1864  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and place given in Argenti (who was wrong about her parents' names)
    Children 
    +1. Maria Hypatia (Thomas) Zizinia,   b. 01 Oct 1869, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1941, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1840 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1864 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Jul 1896 - Belmar, New Jersey USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Oct 1896 - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    18 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    18 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    photo 2009; Michael A and Calliope Sevastopole lived at this address in 1861 with their three children and her visiting brother.
    18 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    18 Leinster Gardens, London, England
    detail
    rue Sénac, Marseille, France
    rue Sénac, Marseille, France
    Georges D. and Batou Zizinia lived at number 31, where their son Dimitrios was born in 1834 and at number 28, where Smaragda, Angelique, Thomas and Aristide were born 1836-1841.
    rue Sénac 28-26-24, Marseille, France
    rue Sénac 28-26-24, Marseille, France
    Number 28 is the far left dwelling; photo 2009.
    allées Léon Gambetta 28, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 28, Marseille, France
    Georges D. and Batou Zizinia lived at allées des Capucines 28, with their children--Angelique, Thomas, Aristide, Penelope, Cleopatre, Ménandre, Aspasie, Emmanuel, Henriett and Julia--according to the 1856 census; see note on street numbering.
    allées Léon Gambetta 30, Marseille, France
    allées Léon Gambetta 30, Marseille, France
    Georges D. and Batou Zizinia lived at allées des Capucines 30, where their latter children--Marie, Cleopatre, Ménandre, Aspasie, Emmanuel, Henriett and Julia--were born 1842-1852; photo 2009; see note on street numbering.

    Documents
    Thomas Themistocles (Georges) Zizinia birth certificate
    Thomas Themistocles (Georges) Zizinia birth certificate
    Thomas Zizinia Passport Application
    Thomas Zizinia Passport Application
    Thomas Zizinia Obituary
    Thomas Zizinia Obituary
    New York Tribune, 10 Jul 1896
    Ralli Bros USA
    Ralli Bros USA
    Company Label

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 276.

    2. [S60] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 167.

    3. [S60] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 38.

    4. [S60] The Greek Community of New York City, Michael Contopoulos, (New Rochelle, NY: A.D. Caratzas, 1992, ISBN 0-89241-518-5), 42,44,167.


  

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