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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.




Edward La Fontaine,
born 1806,
see entry in tree by John Hugh La Fontaine Thompson,
see entry in tree by Celia Nowill,
merchant,
mar Lydia Maltass,
living Constantinople 1844,
had issue:


  1. Charles Henry La Fontaine,
    born 1844,
    mar 1stly to Grace Warmington Barker and had issue:

    1. Maud Helen La Fontaine, born 1878,
      mar Harold Hammond Thompson,
      had issue:

      1. Hugh La Fontaine Thompson, born 1906,
        mar Edythe Whittall,
        had issue:

        1. John Hugh La Fontaine Thompson.
          DNA match to John Gibbon.


  2. 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.


  3. Edward Augustus John La Fontaine, born 1847 or 1848,
    mar Blanche Magdalen Whittall [born 1855],
    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. 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.


    5. Sybil Olive La Fontaine, born 1894,
      mar Sidney J.P. Nowill,
      had issue:

      1. Sidney Nowill, born 1921,
        had issue,
        grandfather of:

        1. Celia Nowill.
          DNA match to John Gibbon.





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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