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Saba/Curry family

Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1296686280000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saba, Curry
My husband's grandfather was Michael Curry Saba, sometimes known as Michael Curry, sometimes as Michael Saba. He came from Syria in about 1892, married Mary Anthony George (also from Syria), in Wilkes-Barre, PA, in 1899. They had 19 children, 2 of whom are still living. Michael was the priest of St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church in Johnstown, PA. His obituary states his father was a priest in Syria (also named Michael) an he had 1 sister, Mrs. Elias Auday (of PA) and 2 brothers, Alexander of PA and Sahada of Syria. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Joyce Tibbetts

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1324611741000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saba/Curry/Khoury
I'm not really sure how to use this board. My grandfather
Saba Curry was related to Michael.I think Michael was his uncle but I'm not really sure. Michael's name would be Father Michael Saba Curry. The correct last name would be
Khoury (meaning priest in Lebanese). It's my understanding it was easier to pronounce Curry than Khoury in the US so that's why Michael changed it to Curry. From my research I learned Curry is actually a Swedish name. Fr. Michael started the Johnstown church, he died in 1932. I remember his wife. Fr. Alexandar Curry, my cousin, baptized one of my children. I also remember Ray.

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1324613540000
Classification: Query
Thanks for your reply! Who is your grandfather that is related to Michael? Yes... I believe it was Khoury, but they probably Americanized it to Curry. I have put together
as much of the Saba/Curry family history as I could. I would love to see any other information you have on the family. Father Michael is my husband's grandfather. His mother was Dorothy Curry who married Eldon Tibbetts. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Joyce

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1324867169000
Classification: Query
My grandfather name was Saba (Saba means Samuel in Lebanese)
He married Adella Mena.

toni

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325008877000
Classification: Query
So, your grandfather's first name was Saba? My husband's grandfather used Saba as a last name sometimes. How do you think they are related?

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325038588000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saba/Curry/Khoury/Khouri
Yes, my grandfather name was Saba. I don't know about Saba being used as a last name-I've never heard that before.
Since most of the men in the family were priests that's where Khoury comes from, since it means priest in Lebanese.
In the 1980 Mortgage Banquet booklet for St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church there is a small photo of Michael Saba Curry and also a photo of his son, also a priest, Alexander.
I believe Michael was my grandfather uncle. Alexander baptized one of my children. Michaels son, Ray sang in the choir, very nice gentleman-he was short in stature with a hunched back. Vivian, was very talented when it came to decorating-think she moved to Texas. They are the only ones I rememmber.
Michaels wife, a sweet sole, was friends with my tita (grandmother)-I can remember her always touching the priest's robe during the Great Entrance of the Divine Liturgy and she knew her Orthodox religion.
Is there something special you wanted to know?

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325038602000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saba/Curry/Khoury/Khouri
Yes, my grandfather name was Saba. I don't know about Saba being used as a last name-I've never heard that before.
Since most of the men in the family were priests that's where Khoury comes from, since it means priest in Lebanese.
In the 1980 Mortgage Banquet booklet for St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church there is a small photo of Michael Saba Curry and also a photo of his son, also a priest, Alexander.
I believe Michael was my grandfather uncle. Alexander baptized one of my children. Michaels son, Ray sang in the choir, very nice gentleman-he was short in stature with a hunched back. Vivian, was very talented when it came to decorating-think she moved to Texas. They are the only ones I rememmber.
Michaels wife, a sweet sole, was friends with my tita (grandmother)-I can remember her always touching the priest's robe during the Great Entrance of the Divine Liturgy and she knew her Orthodox religion.
Is there something special you wanted to know?

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325525697000
Classification: Query
Do you have information on Michael's siblings and/or parents? I have researched as much as I can find in the United States. Do you know when Michael or other family members came to the U.S.? I never thought of Saba being a first name. I thought it was Michael's last name in Syria/Lebanon and then changed to Curry (americanized Khoury) after he became a priest. My husband knew his grandmother, Mary (Michael's wife) and of course Uncle Ray as well as all the siblings. Two of the siblings are still living. Any information you have on Michael's siblings and parents would be much appreciated!

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325639446000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Curry/Khoury/saba
Sorry, I have no information on Michael's siblings or parents nor do I know when they came to the U.S. His name was Michael Saba (Samuel)Khoury, but then as you know Khoury was Americanized to Curry. It's my understanding Michael did that. I was told Michaels father was also an Eastern Orthodox priest. I'll see if my cousin an offer an
additional information.

Re: Saba/Curry family

Posted: 1325694855000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information you have already given me. Was Michael's father's name Saba (Samuel)? I would appreciate any additional information your cousin might have. I was told it is probable the family came from Fii (Fih) in the Lebanon/Syria area. Do you have any information on that?
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