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Michael John (John) Agelasto[1]

Male 1866 - 1927  (61 years)


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  • Name Michael John (John) Agelasto 
    Born 18 Jan 1866  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth notice appeared in The Pall Mall Gazette (London), 22 Jan 1866.
    Christened 08 Mar 1866  Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Lucia St. Frangopoulos [2]
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1927  Baltatzi 19, Athens, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD from death certificate. Argenti says 27 Sep 1927. Date of death given as 24 Sep 1927 in (The Times [London], 28 Sep 1927].
    • Cause of death: tuberculosis
    • The Mayor of Athens issued a hereditary title certificate for Michael John Agelastos. [3]
    Buried St John Cemetery, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to his grandson, Constantine Papaioannou, Michael John was a civil engineer who worked for Krupp, the German conglomerate. He worked for them in Russia and invested money in the Tzar's bonds. He was then sent to work in Turkey. During WWI all Krupp employees were detained by the Turks, as CRUPP was a German entity, and therefore an enemy of the state. With the Russian revolution of 1917, Michael John's Russian bonds become worthless. He remained in Turkey working building bridges for the railroad.
    • French the predominant language spoken at home.
    • Education: engineering degree from the Ecole Central, Paris.
    • After the end of WWI, he moved with his family to Athens in 1920 while under contract by the Greek Government to design the facade of the underground station in Monastiraki, Athens and one bridge is still in use today, according to his grandson. He died before the completion of the station.
    • John (Michael) was Michael John's first son, his crown-prince, and was expected to succeed him in his business, so he accompanied his father on several trips. They had been in Odessa together and were on the way back to Athens by train, when John Michael suddenly fell ill with peritonitis and died before they even reached Athens. The loss of his 18-year-old son broke Michael John´s heart and he lived for only two more years, dying in 1927, according to Constantine Papaioannou, John Michael's grandson.
    • The 1921 Istanbul city directory lists an Agelasto (M.J.) engenieur, rue Elma Dagh, 12, Pancaldi, Apt. 1. The 1911 directory lists a Michel, domiciled at R. Anadolou, 11, P[era], Appartem. Papadopoulo #2.
    • Knight of the Order of The Saviour.
    • M. Agelasto was a churchwarden at Aghia Sophia, London, 1888 (with S.A.Agelasto) and 1889.
    • 1881 England census: 22 Pembridge Crescent household headed by John M Agelasto, 45, widower, stock and share agent, b. Greece; sons Michel, 15; Pendley, 14; daughters Katherine, 13; Mary, 12; Alexandra, 10; Christine, 9; and Lucy, 6; all b. London; & 6 servants.
    • 1871 England census: 22 Pembridge Crescent household headed by J M Agelasto, 35, merchant, b. Syros, Greece; wife Aglaia, 29, b. Marseille; sons Michel, 5; Pendley, 4; daughters Katherine, 3; Mary, 2 mos., Alexandra, 11 months; all b. London; father Michael P., 68, retired merchant; mother Marie M., 57, both b. Chios [Scio, Turkey]; & 6 servants.
    • Arrived New York City on the Erin from Liverpool with his father (New York Times, 6 Aug 1878, p 8).
    • Residence: 1911-1921, Constantinople; at DOD, Baltatzi 19, Athens, Greece
    Person ID I178  Agelasto
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Father John Michael (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 14 Sep 1835, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1919, 25 Landsdowne Road, Holland Park, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Aglaïa (Ioannis) Baltazzi,   b. 23 Nov 1841, rue [Deuxieme] Calade 18 [38?], Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1877, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 01 Mar 1862  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses at their wedding included George Petrocochino, 73, merchant, her maternal grandfather; Alexandre Doruiario; Michel Parembli, 46, her uncle, allees du Capucines 8; and Stamatios Nicolas Frangopoulos, his brother-in-law.
    Documents
    John Michael Agelasto - Aglaia Baltazzi marriage certificate
    John Michael Agelasto - Aglaia Baltazzi marriage certificate
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vasiliki (Constantin) Lesto,   b. 05 Jan 1886, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1961, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1906  Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jean (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 06 Sep 1907, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1925, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Alexander (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 12 Aug 1909, Broussa, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2000, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Aglaïa (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 19 Dec 1915, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1987, Los Angeles, California USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. Julia (Michael) Agelasto,   b. 27 May 1917, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1866 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 08 Mar 1866 - Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1906 - Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1927 - Baltatzi 19, Athens, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St John Cemetery, Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    top hat of Michael John Agelasto b1866
    top hat of Michael John Agelasto b1866

    Documents
    Michael (John) Agelasto baptism - St Sophia collection
    Michael (John) Agelasto baptism - St Sophia collection
    Michael J Agelasto Death Certificate
    Michael J Agelasto Death Certificate
    24 Sep 1927, Athens, Greece

    Headstones
    Monument to John Michael Agelasto and his father Michael John Agelasto, St John Cemetery, Chios
    Monument to John Michael Agelasto and his father Michael John Agelasto, St John Cemetery, Chios
    M I Agelastos grave
    M I Agelastos grave

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Agelasto family tree, number 178.

    2. [S86] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Jun 1975.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London

    3. [S82] Athens Mayor, Hereditary title certificates .