Saligopolos, Themestodes.

Biography

Saligopolos, Themestodes. (ΣΑΛΙΑΓΚΑΣ, ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΗΣ; Themistocies Saligopoplos, Themistoklis Saliagias; Saligopoulos, Themestocles); b. January 6, 1888, Alongeros, Sea of Marmon, Turkey (Thrace, Greece), Naturalized January 14, 1922, Baltimore, Maryland; Turkish or Greek American; Parentes Dimitrius and Caterina; Elementary education; Greek Army, 21st Infantry, 1912-13, 1 and 1⁄2 years prior military service; Single; Painter, Fisherman and Seaman; Received Passport# 364831 on February 1, 1937 which listed his address as 412 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; CP December 1932 AFL, Greek Worker’s Club, and Spanish CP; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on February 13, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln Battalion; WIA Jarama, Later Albacete Auto Park, Gas section; also served in Eastern Spain, and the Auto Park; Returned to the US on August 28, 1938 aboard the President Harding; Wife Mrs. Eleni Salegopolos; d. April 4, 1972, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece, buried in the Greek Christian Orthodox of Evangelistria in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1021, ll. 39-44; L-W Tree Ancestry (Death Certificate); Greek; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987. Code A1
Photographs: Themostodes Saligopolos in Spain; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1021; and two photographs under Themestocles Saligopoulos in his 1924 Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship, L-W Tree Ancestry.
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