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Fadlou M Saba

Family Group Sheet - Child

Fadlou M SABA19 (Michael and Talgie) was born on 6 Mar 1874 in Hasbaya, Damascus, Syria, died on 7 Oct 1955 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA at age 81, and was buried on 10 Oct 1955 in Old Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, Windham, Connecticut, USA. The cause of his death was Ruptured diverticulitis.

Death Notes: Aged 77.

Willimantic Daily Chronicle (front page), Friday, 7 Oct 1955:

Fadlou Saba, of 33 High Street, prominent resident of the community, died this morning at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired clothing merchant and a member of the Syrian Orthodox Church. He was born in Syria, a son of Michael and Talgie (Mitry) Saba. Mr. Saba had resided in this city for many years and was widely esteemed in the community.

For about 50 years he operated a store here, most of which time it was located on Milk Street, but had been in retirement of about 20 years.

He leaves three sons, Edward, Alfred and Phosy Saba, all of this city; six grandchildren; and a brother, Mohanna Saba of Indiana, PA.

He was at all times solicitous of the well-being of his fellow residents and over the years exercised many unpublicized philanthropic activities.

He was a devoted husband and father and his passing will be genuinely mourned by his many friends in the community.

Willimantic Daily Chronicle, 10 Oct 1955:

Funeral Notice, Fadlou Saba

The funeral of Fadlou Saba was held this morning from 70 Valley Street with services in St. Paul’s Church at 10 o’clock. Rev. Thomas Ruffin of St. George’s Syrian Orthodox Church in Worcester, Mass. officiated and seated in the sanctuary was Rev. B. B. Styring. Richard P. Barnes presided at the organ and soloist was Mrs. Vernon G. Mason. Burial followed in the Willimantic Cemetery where Father Ruffin officiated at a committal service. Bearers were Police Officer Edmund Haddad, Shaheen, Charles and Russell Haddad, Samuel Williams and Charles Coriaty.

General Notes: 1930 census: Ct, Windham, Willimantic 3rd ward

Saba, Fadlou, head, owns, $15,000, male, white, 53, first married at 32, ed-no, yes, POB-Syria, M/F POB-Syria, lang in home before arrival-Syrian, citizenship – 1895, Pa, yes, Retail merchant of dry goods, employment -yes, veterans-no

–, Mathilda, wife-head, female, white, 30, first married at 22, ed-no, yes, b Syria, M/F b Syria, lang-Syrian, cit-1916, Pa, yes, no occupation

–, Edward, son, 20, single, b CT

–, Alfred, son, 18, single, b CT

–, Phosy, son, 17, single, b CT

Research Notes: Only on his death certificate listed Fadlou’s month and day of birth, and lists the year as 1878. However, his marriage license to Matilda lists his age as 46 making his DOB approx. 1875. Additionally, his age stated on his children’s BC’s are as follows: Mabel, Jan 1908-35; Edward, Jun 1909-35; Alfred, Jun 1911-37; Phosy, Oct 1912-38. The BC’s make his DOB 1874. The 1920 Census states his age as 47, making his DOB 1873.

Fadlou owned a Dry Cleaning business that was later taken over by sons Alfred and Edward (Saba’s Cleaners). Also had Clothing Store.

After Rose’s death, Fadlou sent for her sister, Matilda, believing she would make a good second mother to his children.

When Beverlee was little, Fadlou said he came from Beirut, and Rose from Damascus, and that he was 16 when he came, through Philadelphia.

Fadlou married Rose KIRSHY20 on 1906 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Rose was born on 21 Jul 1889 in Syria and died on 31 May 1913 in Willimantic, Windham, Connecticut, USA21 at age 23. The cause of her death was Malignant Degeneration – Ovarian Cyst. They had four children: Mabel Mary, Edward George, Alfred Mitchell Sr, and Phosy George.

Marriage Notes: requested lookup from on 14 Feb 2001

Death Notes: Saba, Rose, 23 years, 10 months, 10 days, born in Syria, died 31 May 1913, born 21 July 1889. Daughter of George Kirshy and Mary Lukes (Lutes…writing very hard to read).

She was the wife of Fadlou Saba. Her residence was listed as 75 Milk Street (a 2 family house). Cause of death is listed as malignant degeneration–ovarian cyst.

Source: Town of Windham CT Death Records Vol. 1908-1922…Page 155.

Saba, Rose Mirshy, wife of Fadlov Saba, died May 31, 1913, age 24 years

Now that I’ve seen the DC, I believe her mother’s maiden name was Suke or Serke. (jss)

Research Notes: Rose was the daughter of George Kirshy and Mary Lukes (Lutes). (obit)

Rose’s age stated on her children’s BC’s are as follows: Mabel, Jan 1908-18; Edward, Jun 1909-21; Alfred, Jun 1911-22; Phosy, Oct 1912-22.

Fadlou next married Matilda B KIRSHY44 on 17 Nov 1921 in Willimantic, Windham, Connecticut, USA. The marriage ended in divorce after 1936. Matilda was born in 1896 in Syria and died about 1985 in Connecticut, USA about age 89.

Listed in city directory together

Research Notes: Matilda was the sister of Rose and the daughter of George Kirshy and Mary Lukes (Lutes). (obit of Rose Kirshy Saba).

Marriage Notes: requested LU from on 14 Feb 2001

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