D. Canghelaris (1873-1936)
and his wife Alcinoe L. Dracopoulo (1895-1977)
D. Canghelaris was born in
parents were Demetrio P. Cangelari (1844-1898)
and his first wife Kate N. Foca
Andriato (1846-1885). Following the passing of his mother he
Suez, Egypt, where he worked at the Spiro D. Antippa novelties stores
forwarding agency "Bazar Universel et
Bureau de Transit et d'Expéditions",
on a profit percentage basis. In 1919 he took over direction
the freight forwarding
sector alone, thus starting a family tradition
that would last for three generations and would be strengthened and
increased by his son
Demetre P. Canghelaris
taken over by his grand daughter
in her early professional
life. This tradition indirectly continues to this day in the
sector by his namesake and grandson Panayotis D. Cangelaris
(1951). In 1921
he founded the novelties stores "Bazar
du Nil - P.D.Canghelaris & Co." of which he was director until
passing there. His wife Alcinoe L. Dracopoulo (1895-1977) was
born in Anchialos
(today's Pomorie) of Eastern Roumelia (now Bulgaria), but her family
was originally from
the neighboring Messemvria (today's Nessebar). Her father
was a land and salt works owner and had been a Mayor.
the ethnic persecutions of 1906, the family faced a financial
catastrophe. Sent on to Athens by her parents shortly before
boarder, she graduated the
Arsakeion School for Girls and was consequently appointed teacher in
In 1935 she settled permanently with their daughter Kate P. Canghelaris
(1920-2013) in Greece, where
she continued teaching. She passed away at Heracleion
island of Crete.
with his half-brother and sister Élie
(1891-1934) and Kate D.
Book History and
Genealogy of the Cangelari Family
Studies" (in Greek language)
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