|Anna Azarian Claveloux (1908-1990)|
BORN: Constantinople, Turkey
DIED: Belmar, New Jersey
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Anna, AKA Annik
Anna Azarian, the daughter of Abraham Azarian and Lousia Hagopian, Galatia, born March 25, 1908, baptized May 18, 1908, priest, Ekmekjian, godfather, Tibalti Arevian, place of residence, Ho Prgiz.
LDS microfilm #1037106, Surp Sauvour, Beyoghle, Istanbul.
Eileen Claveloux, the granddaughter of Anna Azarian Claveloux, gave me a copy of a baptismal certificate that Anna Azarian Claveloux obtained from the Armenian Catholic Church in Istanbul in 1969.
The godfather's name in the church records was given as Tibalti Arevian and in the 1969 certificate as Stepan (Etienne) Tibaldi.
See Abram Azarian and Lucy
Annik Azarian, age 12, pupil, immigrated with her mother, Lotzika and her two sisters, Heghine (Mary) and Zabel (Alice) on the S.S. Calabria from Patras, Greece which arrived in New York on May 15, 1921 . See Lucy
Annik was listed as able to read and write Armenian. She was described as 5 ft tall, dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes, in good health, born in Sevastia, Turkey.
The above information was taken from the passenger manifest of the S.S. Calabria available on microfilm at the National Archives Records Administration, NYC Branch.
Anna Azarian, age 19, married Peter "Clavalous", age 24, on June 30, 1928, in Union City New Jersey. The marriage was preformed by the Rev. James Walter Doughty. Copy of the marriage certificate for Anna Azarian provided by her granddaughter, Eileen Claveloux.
Peter Clavelous of 198 Palasades Ave. Union City, age 24, manufacturer, born West Hoboken, father, Louis Claveloux mother Fanny La Prade, to Anna Azarian of 285 Bergen Line Ave Union City age 19, born Constantinople, father Abraham Azarian mother, Lucy "Elb--y" 819 15th Street, Union City James Walter Dougherty June 30, 1928 3:30
Anna and Pierre had two children, Louie and Denis (They were born to late to obtain the birth records at the New Jersey Archives.).
1930 Federal Census
Anna and Pierre Claveloux were listed with Pierre's family in the 1930 Federal Census at 198 Palisades Avenue, Union City, New Jersey as follows:
At the same address but listed separately were
Union, Hudson, New Jersey, Palisade Avenue House Number: 196, Pierre Claveloux 36, presser dress manufacturer, Anna Claveloux 31, operator dress manufacturer, Louis Claveloux 11, Dennis Claveloux 8
Anna Azarian Claveloux, age 35, was naturalized in the United States District Court in Newark on February 14th, 1944. Petition #72787. Her address was 922 Palisades Avenue, Union City, New Jersey. Copy of Anna's naturalization papers provided by her granddaughter Eileen Claveloux.
Anna Claveloux made a petition for Naturalization in the District Court of the United States at Newark, New Jersey which contained the following information: Anna Claveloux, nee, Azarian, age 35, born March 28, 1908 in Istanbul, Turkey, residing at 922 Palisades Ave., Union City, New Jersey, female, white, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, height, 5 ft, 4 inches, weight, 142 pounds, no visible distinctive marks, present nationality, Turkish, married to Pierre, on June 30, 1928, at Union City, that Pierre was born Union City, New Jersey, November 17, 1903, Two children, Louis, January 25, 1939 and Denis, October 19, 1931 both at Union City, New Jersey, immigrated from Pereas Greece entering the United States at New York, New York, under the name of Annik Azarian on May 15, 1921 on the Calabria, witnesses, Etta Foley , housewife, 613 10th Street, Union City and Anthony Iorio, labourer, 210 Palisades Avenue, Union City.
Death of Anna Azarian Claveloux
Anna Claveloux, born March 25, 1908, died February 10, 1990, Belmar , New Jersey (Social Security Death Index)
Death of Pierre Claveloux
Pierre was born November 17, 1903 and died April 10, 1991(Social Security Death Index)
Information Provided by Louie Claveloux
Louie Claveloux provided the following information:
Pierre Claveloux's Family
Pierre's parents were Louis Claveloux and Fanny Dela Prade. They were listed in the 1900 and 1920 census in West Hoboken (later Union City).
Birth of Louis Claveloux: circa 1855, France
Immigration: Circa 1871
Birth of Fanny dela Prade: circa 1869
Marriage: Louis Claveloux and Fannie De La Prade before 1893, possibly NYC. NOT in Grooms Index.
1910: Did not find them
1920 census: 198 Palisade Avenue as follows:
1930 Census: see above.
Antoinette's husband was Arthur Gubler (per Eileen Claveloux).
A Claveloux Trip to France
Ellis Island records shows that Marie, Pierre and Adele went to France and returned on September 5, 1913, from Le Harve on the France. They were listed as US Natives: Claveloux, Marie born NYC April 11, 1895 Pierre, born West Hoboken Nov 17, 1903 Adele, born W. Hoboken March 4, 1906. "Bos and sis" noted in margin. Address in US 198 Palisades Ave West Hoboken.
Email from Pierre Claveloux September 2008
Joseph Anthonly Davis eventually rose to be a very prominent attorney in Jersey City with a firm named Wall, Hait (or Height), Carey & Hartpence with offices at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City. The firm eventually became named O'mara, Schumann, Davis & Lynch some time before my Dad's death from lung cancer in the 60s. Adele, my mom died 2 years later from throat cancer (both were heavy smokers). Adele was the youngest of some 9 Claveloux children born of Louis Claveloux and Fannie DeLa Prade. My parents, Joseph & Adele, were good and loving parents who gave my brother Joe Jr. and I (Pierre C. Davis, originally from Jersey City and Newton, NJ) everything they had not had in their own lives. They were wonderful parents, excellent role models and at times it was hard to uphold their moral standards, but we managed to do it. Of those in the photos, I remember well Anthony Iorio and "Uncle" harry, a diamond setter who crafted my first wife's and my wedding rings. When I was a child, Harry would always encourage me to do an imitation of Jimmy Durante, a popular comedian of the time (40s & 50s). An invitation to Pierre & Anna's for a holiday dinner was always a wonderful event, with several main courses to choose from, and multiple desserts which Uncle Pierre would often overindulge in, to everyone's dismay. Anna was a superb cook as well as a wonderful woman, wife and mother. I believe both she and Uncle Pierre worked in the garment district in NYC when Grandpa Louis Claveloux's business making artificial flowers for millenry went out of vogue (Pierre was taken out of high school to learn the business, which eventually closed leaving him with no useful education).
The west coast Claveloux folks may well be descendants of Louis' wife, who ran off to America (without him). He came here looking to find her but could not. As the story goes, since he was married in France and not America, he saw no need for a divorce and married Fannie after meeting her here in New York, and proceeded to have some 9 children, not all of whom survived. As best I can recall them, they were Marie, Toinette (Antoinette), George, Alix, Pierre, and my Mom, Adele. Presumably the others died in childbirth or as infants. At least this is what my Mom told us. (The Rt. Rev.) Pierre C. Davis, Archpriest (& founder), The Aquarian Tabernacle Church
Claveloux in the Social Security Death Index
Catherine, born January 8, 1908, died January 6, 1992, New Jersey
George Claveloux, born October 26, 1899, died October 1967, Union City, New Jersey
Marie L Claveloux, born April 4, 1895, died November 4, 1989, New York, New York
|Photos of Anna|
|I have hardly any photos of Anna by herself|
|Collection of Thomas Blanck|
| Anna with Christine and Mary in background|
|Collection of Thomas Blanck|
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