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Spero Bagatelos

Spero Bagatelos

Male 1884 - 1970  (86 years)

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  • Name Spero Bagatelos  [1
    Birth2 1884  [2
    Born 4 Jul 1884  Longa Prov A, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • ||Passalina is located just outside Longa near Nea Koroni. It is in the hills. Mary Bagatelos has pictures of the house (Robert Land, per interview with Mary Bagatelos, 2/99)
    Gender Male 
    Birth 17 Jul 1884  Pasalina, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 13 Sep 1902  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Address:
    Ellis Island 
    • ||Worked across the US with the railroad. Aboard the La Lorraine, through Ellis Island. Listed as visiting a friend of the family at 1517 5th St. West, New York
    Name 13 Sep 1902  [1, 7
    Spero Bagatelos 
    • On ship rolls his name was spelled Spiros Bagatelas
    Occupation 1918  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Restaurant 
    Address:
    725 Folsom St. 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    192 4th St. 
    Census 2 Jan 1920  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Hotel Irwin, 108 S. Fourth St. 
    • Listed as a chef in his own restaurant.
    Residence 1922  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Hotel Irwin 108 4th Street 
    Census 3 Apr 1930  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    1525-A 15th St. 
    • Listed as a laborer in the railroad yards.
    Naturalization 7 May 1934  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Address:
    1525-A 15th St. 
    Residence 1936  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    30 Hoff St. 
    • Listed as a Democrat and a repairer.
    Census 1940  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    266 Lexington St. 
    • Anthony listed as a keeper at the railway.
    Anecdote
    • Passalina is located just outside Longa near Nea Koroni. It is in the hills. Mary Bagatelos Myrtakis has pictures of the house
    Biography
    • He had a coffee shop (very common in Greece was a cafe called a Kaffenia..Mary Ann Bagatelos has on of his original greek coffee makers similar to Turkish coffee pots) in SF during the 1906 SF Earthquake. (Bob Land). She also has a small set of brightly colored espresso cups and saucers possibly from the same kaffenia.

      Arrived in New York on the SS Lorraine (Spiro Bagatelas) on September 13, 1902, 19 years old. (US National Archives, NARA)(RML 11/00, Bob Land, on web). The ship sailed from Havre)
    Note
    • All his siblings died before he emmigrated to US. Robert M. Land per Mary Bagatelos 2/99
    Nationality Greek 
    Residence 1944  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Address:
    318 Somerset St. 
    Buried 1970  Colma, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Address:
    Greek Cemetery 
    • Buried with other family members.
    Died 2 Dec 1970  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20
    Person ID I18  Master Tree | Bagateli Branch
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2019 

    Father Anthony Bagatelos,   b. 1845,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Constandina Petrakis,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Athena Koufogeorgas,   b. 10 Feb 1900, Nea Koroni, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1996, Fairfield, Solano, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1923  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    • Mary Bagatelos told Robert M. Land and Mary Ann Bagatelos the story of how her parents met. She said:

      It was customary for members of the Greek community in San Francisco to go to the house of people when their Name Day, or the Saint who had their name, was celebrated. This was in lieu of birthdays.

      Athena accompanied her uncle and aunt to Spero's house on St. Spero's day. While there, she met Spero. They knew each other from the community, but both family's were previously unacquainted. The two met. Athena's family had made it known in the community that she was unmarried and needed a husband. Spero arranged for he and Athena to marry. He arranged it with her family. Mary says it was not due to love, but as a "business deal."

      As told to Robert Land and Mary Ann Bagatelos on 2/26/99 in Fairfield CA.
    Residence 3 Apr 1930  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Address:
    1525-A 15th St. 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Bagatelos,   b. 23 Oct 1923, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Anthony Spiros Bagatelos,   b. 9 Nov 1926, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 2004, Roseville, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2021 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Jul 1884 - Pasalina, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Address:
    Ellis Island - 13 Sep 1902 - New York, New York, United States
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Restaurant,Address:
    725 Folsom St. - 1918 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    192 4th St. - 12 Sep 1918 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Hotel Irwin, 108 S. Fourth St. - 2 Jan 1920 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Hotel Irwin 108 4th Street - 1922 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1923 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    1525-A 15th St. - 3 Apr 1930 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    1525-A 15th St. - 3 Apr 1930 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Address:
    1525-A 15th St. - 7 May 1934 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    30 Hoff St. - 1936 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    266 Lexington St. - 1940 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    318 Somerset St. - 1944 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Greek Cemetery - 1970 - Colma, San Mateo, California, United States
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Dec 1970 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bagatelos/2013_05_11_13_32_58.jpg
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    Bagatelos/2013_05_11_13_33_09.jpg
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    Documents
    SS Lorraine Spero Bagatelos
    SS Lorraine Spero Bagatelos
    NewYorkPassengerLists18201957_292209293 Spero Bagatelos_hl(tmg)
    NewYorkPassengerLists18201957_292209293 Spero Bagatelos_hl(tmg)

    Headstones
    Spero and Athena Headstone
    Spero and Athena Headstone

    Histories
    Notes on Papou from Mary Bagatelos Land
    Notes on Papou from Mary Bagatelos Land

  • Sources 
    1. [S1047] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    2. [S12] Mary Bagatelos, Family Bible.

    3. [S436] California and Federal Naturalization Records - Ancestry.com, viewed and downloaded; 18 March 2018; Athena Kouforgeorgas.

    4. [S1057] California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999, National Archives at San Francisco; San Bruno, California; NAI Number: 605504; Record Group Title: RG 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009.
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      005197855_00183.jpg


    5. [S46] personal knowledge: Mary Bagat.

    6. [S324] Ellis Island Ship Rolls 1902 Spero Bagatelos (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S63] Ellis Island Ship Rolls, Saved in RML's online file.

    8. [S300] Ancestry - WWI Draft Cards, Spero Bagatelos.
      Spero Bagatelos WWI Draft Card
      Spero Bagatelos WWI Draft Card


    9. [S321] 1920 Federal Census San Francisco Spero Bagatelos (Reliability: 2).
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      1920UnitedStatesFederalCensus Spero Bagatelos_hl(tmg).png


    10. [S1064] Ancestry US City Directories 1822-1995, Title: San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1922.
      Peter Bagatelos SF City Directory 1920
      Peter Bagatelos SF City Directory 1920
      Note that his name is spelled Bagatelas


    11. [S320] 1930 Census San Francisco Spero Bagatelos (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S300] Ancestry - WWI Draft Cards.

    13. [S965] California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968.
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    14. [S322] 1940 Federal Census San Francisco Spero Bagatelos (Reliability: 2).
      Bagatelos/Census/1940 United States Federal Census for Spero Bagatelos_hl(tmg).png
      Bagatelos/Census/1940 United States Federal Census for Spero Bagatelos_hl(tmg).png


    15. [S437] Family Interview - Myrtakis, Mary Bagatelos Myrtakis; dauther of Spero Bagatelos; Fairfield, CA; Robert Land and Mary Ann Bagatelos; February 1999; oral; 1999; interview in person in Fairfield.

    16. [S939] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
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    17. [S359] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Spero Bagatelos: 144436099 .
      Spero and Athena Headstone
      Spero and Athena Headstone


    18. [S13] Spero Bagatelos, Death Certifi.

    19. [S1058] U.S., Railroad Retirement Pension Index, 1934-1987, The National Archives at Atlanta; Morrow, Georgia; Records of the Railroad Retirement Board, 1934 - 1987; Record Group Number: 184.

    20. [S1059] Newspapers.com - The San Francisco Examiner - 3 Dec 1970 - Page 50, Obituary for Spero A BAGATELOS (Aged 88) 3 Dec 1970.
      Obituary
      Obituary


    21. [S14] Bagatelos-Koforkeorgas, Marria.

    22. [S436] California and Federal Naturalization Records - Ancestry.com, accessed and downloaded; 18 March 2018; Athena Kouforgeorgas.

    23. [S320] 1930 Census San Francisco Spero Bagatelos, citing enumeration district (ED) ED 275, sheet 4A, line 21, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 204; FHL microfilm 2,339,939.