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Alexiou George

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  • Name Alexiou George 
    Born 1894  ,,,Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1927  Block Arcade Collins Street,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tailor 
    FACT Between 1935 and 1936  ,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    President of the Kastellorizian Society of Victoria in 1935 and 1936 
    Name George Symons 
    Notes 
    • Death of wife
    Person ID I4312  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Alexiou Stamatios Konstandinou,   b. Abt 1855, ,,,Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1929, ,Castellorizo,, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F1684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sotirakis Marianthi,   b. 1899, ,Alexandria,,Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, ,,,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1913  ,Alexandria,,Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Symons Mark George,   b. 9 Mar 1920, ,Alexandria,,Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 2005, ,Kensington, NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Honin Kathryn,   b. 1907 
    Married Aft 1934  ,,Victoria,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 May 2020 
    Family ID F1683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1894 - ,,,Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1913 - ,Alexandria,,Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1927 - Block Arcade Collins Street,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFACT - President of the Kastellorizian Society of Victoria in 1935 and 1936 - Between 1935 and 1936 - ,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1934 - ,,Victoria,Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] WWW, http://www.kpresearch.com.au/familytree/36.html.

    2. [S13] WWW, http://www.australianauctionreview.com.au/auction-review/tailors-tale-about-squizzy-taylor.
      When notorious 1920s underworld identity Joseph “Squizzy” Taylor was fatally wounded in October 1927 by fellow gangster John “Snowy” Cutmore, he was apparently wearing a suit made by George Symons grandfather.

      “My grandfather (also named George) had a tailor’s shop in the Block Arcade overlooking Collins Street and made suits for professional people and businessmen,” George said.

      “Squizzy also used to have his suits made there and always paid cash – so, from a business point of view, my grandfather very much lamented his passing.”

      In 1950, the entire family moved to Queensland and George and his son Simeon established George Symons Menswear in Brisbane.

      Originally supplying clothes to the trade as a wholesaler, they eventually opened the factory to the public and the business boomed – selling up to 170 suits every week.

      It didn’t hurt that George (junior) and Tony Roche married sisters and they were able to use the Australian tennis star in a successful advertising campaign that included becoming the first sponsors of the Brisbane Broncos and donating a suit every seven days to Player of the Week.

      The company tendered for and won the contract to supply Queensland Police and other emergency services with clothing – an arrangement that continued for 40 years – and also was the biggest supplier of blazers to private schools in Brisbane for many years.

      From his early 20s, George’s passion had been to become an actor – inspired by his meeting with successful English actress Annabelle Leventon.

      However, not long after they became friends a tragic traffic accident in which he lost a leg put paid to that idea, although he was able to act in several Brisbane plays once he recovered.

      While his father Simeon handled the practical side of the business, George (junior) concentrated on fashion with great success until they sold the company in 2003.

      Simeon’s creative outlet was collecting – and over the years he amassed a quality collection of 19th century English and European ceramics including Royal Worcester, Meissen and Sevres.

      He died on Father’s Day 2012 followed in August last year by his wife. As a result George has asked Christian McCann Auctions to auction his father’s collection as part of his first sale for the year from noon tomorrow at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

      The collection includes rare 18th century Sevres cabinet plates and an exhibition Meissen mantel clock along with a mother-of-pearl inlaid Chinese cherrywood dining setting.

    3. [S13] WWW, http://castellorizo.proboards.com/thread/221.