- *Samuel Arouesty -m. *Yaffa Hasson
Yaffa was known as "Tía Yaffa."
See this couple's place in the Rahamim Hasson family.
Samuel and Yaffa came to the US in December 1919, aboard the [?Woodrow Wilson? or ?Belvedere?].
Their older sons, David and Jack had come ahead, as was frequently the case among Monastirli families.
- *David Arouesty
- *Jack Arouesty
- *Henry (Rachamim) Arouesty -m. Stella Azriel
[Stella's mother was Leah Azriel.]
Henry and Stella's daughter Lillie remembers:
Leah Azriel, was born in Dardanelles, Turkey and moved to Salonica, Greece, and then emigrated to the U.S. in 1920.
Stella met my father when he owned his own factory in Manhattan with his brother David, and she was only 14 years of age.
She worked for him after school to help support the family.
He waited for her to grow up and she married my dad when she was 21 and he was 26.
They went to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon, but stopped off in Rochester for a few days to visit Max and Freda who were unable to attend the wedding.
My father also spoke several languages.
He was a 2nd Lietenant in the Army during World War I and was a translator.
However, it was not the U.S. Army.
It was the French Army.
He went to a French school in Monastir, the Alliance Francais.
He came to America in 1919 after the war ended.
- Samuel Arouesty -m. Jacqueline Gross
- Raymond Arouesty
- Debra Arouesty
- Yolanda Arouesty
Yolanda was named after her grandmother Yaffa. Unfortunately, she died at the age of 1 1/2 from the croup. No antibiotics at that time.
- Lillian "Lillie" Arouesty -m. Morton Alpert
In keeping with Monastirli tradition, Lillie was named for her mother's mother.
- Julia Alpert -m. Bennett Merson
- Stefanie Merson
- Jonathan Merson
- Sharon Alpert -m. Ronald Epstein
- Matthew Epstein
- David Epstein
- Melissa Alpert -m. Gary Slovin
- Sylvia Arouesty -m. Arnold Steiner
This section compiled May 2002ce from material provided by Lillie Alpert.
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