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La Fontaine

Originally from Switzerland.
Part of the European community in Turkey. See Historical background.



The La Fontaine House, Bornova.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.




James La Fontaine,
born in Geneva,
became a member of the Honorable Levant Company, went to Smyrna,
mar 1797 to Maria Cocchini della Grammatica,
died 1826,
had issue:


  1. Marianne La Fontaine, born 1804,
    mar Samuel Barker, of Budja, and had issue:

    1. Edith Anna Barker, born 7 Aug 1840,
      mar 1862 to Sir William Whittall, Kt [born 1st Dec 1838] and had issue.


  2. Edward La Fontaine, born 1806,
    merchant,
    mar Lydia Maltass,
    living Constantinople 1844,
    had issue:

    1. Sydney La Fontaine,
      Sydney James William La Fontaine, think NOT Sidney, born 1846,
      the Sydney La Fontaine Oriental carpet manufacturing company, Smyrna, was established 1880,
      mar Edith Amelia Whittall [born 1860],
      the Sydney La Fontaine carpet company merged in 1908 into the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers company,
      the house referred to in [Kalcas, 1983] as the Aliberti House, Bornova, "was known for some time as the Sidney La Fontaine home" - must be him or his son, "The house was sacked during the war of 1922.",
      had issue:

      1. Mary La Fontaine, born Lydia Mary, 1888, mar James Frederick La Fontaine Whittall and had issue.
      2. Edward Leonard La Fontaine, born 1890, mar Eileen Helen Whittall and had issue.


    2. Edward Augustus John La Fontaine, born 1847 or 1848,
      mar Blanche Magdalen Whittall [born 1855] and had issue:

      1. Madeleine La Fontaine, born 1879, mar 1901 to Charles Wilkinson and had issue.

      2. Hilda Blanche La Fontaine, born 1880, mar Edgar Arthur Whittall and had issue.

      3. James La Fontaine, born 1881,
        wrote a short history of the La Fontaine family in [Giraud, 1934],
        had issue:

        1. Rhoda La Fontaine, born 1905, mar Frederick La Fontaine.

        2. Audrey La Fontaine, born 1906,
          mar 1stly to William Giraud and had issue,
          mar 2ndly to Geoffrey Maltass [unidentified],
          she lived in later life in the house referred to in [Kalcas, 1983] as the Jak Topuz House, Bornova.

      4. Richard La Fontaine, born 1883, mar Daisy Whittall and had issue.


    3. Charles Henry La Fontaine, had issue:

      1. Frederick La Fontaine, mar Rhoda La Fontaine.





Edith Anna Barker (born 1840) when young.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.




The Aliberti House, Bornova

The Aliberti House, Bornova.
One block N of St.Mary Magdalene church. See location.


The Aliberti House, Bornova.
From here.



The Aliberti House, Bornova.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.



The Aliberti House, Bornova.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.



The Aliberti House, Bornova.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.




The Jak Topuz House, Bornova

Called the Jak Topuz House in [Kalcas, 1983].
Also called the Marre House and the Audrey Maltass House.
In what was once Uzun Sokak.
Now the residence of the Mayor of Izmir, Aziz Kocaoglu.


The Jak Topuz House, Bornova.
From here.



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