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Rapsani, Kato Olympos

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Rapsani, Kato Olympos

Posted: 1359154629000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Triontifillou, Fillon
I'm looking for information about my Great Grandfather.

Name: Angelos Zissi Fillon

Surname: Triontifillou (unsure of spelling, he changed his name as soon as he moved to the US)

Born: 1885 in Rapsani, Greece

Died: 1952 in Watsonville, California, USA

Family stories say that he spoke of hiding in the hills when he was a child during the 30 Days War of 1897, and indeed, the Turkish Army stormed through within a few miles of Rapsani and sacked Larissa. He recalled that he and his family hid in the caves up the mountain, and that his parents died (starved), leaving him and (possibly) 2 brothers. Their names may have been John and George.

He was taken in by a tailor when the war was over, and learned as such. We believe he briefly served in the Greek army, then left Greece ~1905.

He traveled through Canada (notably Quebec and Alberta), then settled in Watsonville, California, USA.

Any information about Rapsani or any Triontifillous would be appreciated!
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