BAZBINA SOCIETY CLUB 1918 New Kensington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

This picture was taken in 1918, the year the club was founded. The names listed below, in the first column, were copied from a picture found with Mr. Joud El-Ward in Bazbina. The names were written at its bottom in Arabic (perhaps, if you print the picture, the Arabic writing will be legible). The names listed in the second column were written in English on a similar picture found with Mr. Ray Bitar in New Kensington. Comparing the names, one could tell how the transformation of names happened. The club still meets at the hall of St. Georges Church in New Kensington, PA.

 

 

 

Names as Known in Bazbina

Names as Known in USA

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

Sitting from Left

 

 

1

Jerjis Slaiman

Abe Sanner

From Ain Yaakoub

2

Jabbour Kenaan

Jim Kanaan

 

3

Mikhael Bitar

Mike Petters

 

4

 

Aftimos Ofeish

Orthodox Bishop

5

Elias Hanna Melhem El-Halabi

Elias Hanna

 

6

Mikhael Elias Sanneh

Fred Alex

 

7

Barbar Khalil Moussi

William Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing from Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Unknown

Albert Sam

 

9

Habib Tannous

Charles Tom

 

10

Najib Tannous

Mike Haddad

From Ain Yaakoub

11

Rashid Hanna Slaiman

Ramon Solomon

 

12

Mikhael Khalil Makhoul

Mike Kelly

From Ain Yaacoub

13

Abdallah Jerjis Bitar

Albert George Bitar

 

14

Tannous Yousef

Tony Joseph

From Ain Yaakoub

15

Abdallah Mikhael

Charles Joseph

 

16

Mikhael Jerjis Nehmeh

Mike Namey

 

17

Taleb Arabi

Taleb Aroobs