Posted By:Charles McCutchen
Subject:Three Lioulias Men from Macedonia in New Orleans
Post Date:October 01, 2011 at 18:28:09
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Forum:Greece Genealogy Forum
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Am doing research on three Lioulias men who settled in New Orleans between about 1880 and 1907. All three were from Macedonia and all three and evidence supports the fact that all three were named Athanassios Lioulias. The first immigrant of the three was Athanassios Georges Lioulias and he arrived in N.O. between 1880 and 1890. Have found no evidence that he ever married. He was a famous candy maker and ran a candy company on Magazine St., starting at least by 1894, and the name was The Macedonia Confectionery. This man changed his name to Arthur G. Williams. He supposedly had a son named Athanassios J. Lioulias who also was in the candy-making business in N.O. This son changed his name to Arthur J. Williams. He married Emma Pilote of Laurel, MS. They had children. The third Athanassios Lioulias was my grandfather, Athanassios Stelios (Stelius) Lioulias, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1907 aboard the Noordam. His fare here was paid by the old man, Athanassios Georges Lioulias, and my grandfather traveled to N.O. to his home on Magazine St. in 1907. My grandfather changed his name to Arthur S. Baker. He married Della Sanford of Covington County, MS. She died in 1925. He later married Lola Fairchild, also of Covington County, MS. My grandffather, Athanassios Stelios Lioulias, came to the U.S. from Katerine, Macedonia. He was age 21 in 1907 according to the Noordam ship manifest. The first Athanassios G. Lioulias was an uncle of my grandfather, so they all 3 were related. I assume A.G. Lioulias was a brother in Macedonia to my grandfather's brother. Would like feedback on the Lioulias family.