|Birth: ||1890, Turkey|
She was likely the youngest child of Haji Zakar and Gadar Der Avedisian, members of an important family in Arapkir, Turkey. She had three brothers and one sister. She was married to Mikael Davidian at a very young age, as was the custom. She had to leave her family and was in the care of mother-in-law, who did not treat her well. Almaskar had a son Zakar who died very young and a daughter Zovinar. Mikael emigrated like many Armenian men in 1913, likely to escape the newly instated Ottoman military draft of Christians. In 1915, Almaskar's three brothers were killed in the Armenian Genocide and the family was torn apart. It is presumed Almaskar was affected by it as well, but her story at this time is not known. It seems she and Zovinar were able to escape over the border into the Russian Empire. Not until 1928 were they finally able to reunite with Mikael when they sailed from Riga, Lativa to join him in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Shortly afterwards they moved to Philadelphia where both of them had relatives. Here they lived the rest of their lives with their families, with less hardship than they had suffered through earlier. They become the grandparents of 3 and later saw great-grandchildren also.
Zakar Der Avedisian
Mikael Shakar Davidian (1880 - 1962)
Zovinar Davidian Ejdaharian (1911 - 1998)*
Tateos Der Avedisian (____ - 1915)*
Bulbul Der Avedisian Basmajian (1885 - 1967)*
Almaskar Der Avedisian Davidian (1890 - 1968)
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Aug 08, 2001
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