|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1905|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1989|
Tacouhi was the daughter of the Sourpik Tekian and the late Bedros Tekian who had died back in Ankara around the time of the Armenian Genocide. Tacouhi and the rest of her family fled their home and moved to France, where many of them remained. Tacouhi though moved to America with her two sisters, who were going to marry and live with their fiancees, who happened to be twin brothers. They came here in 1922, and her travel documents give her birthdate as April 23, 1905- which would have likely been on the Julian calendar which adds an extra layer of uncertainty of her exact birthdate. At some point she made herself a year younger and reported her birthdate as April 1, 1906 instead. Tacouhi went by Regine in America, the French translation of her Armenian name which means "Queen". She enrolled in school in Philadelphia- where she was incorrectly recorded as Virginia- for a short time until she married Sarkis Sookiasian at the end of the year, who was a friend of the family to her brothers-in-law. They had two children, Theodore and Nazareth, and they were raised in the Catholic church. Due to the many places she had lived, Tacouhi was fluent in at least five languages and could also play the mandolin. Besides Sarkis and Tacouhi's 5 grandchildren, they went on to see many of their 10 great-grandchildren. Tacouhi was actively involved with many organizations, especially the Armenian Relief Society.
Bedros Peter Tekian (1863 - 1914)
Sourpik Papazian Tekian (1871 - 1957)
Sarkis James Sookiasian (1899 - 1989)*
Theodore Toros Sookiasian (1923 - 2011)*
Louise Tekian Kashishian (1891 - 1979)*
Marie Tekian Kashishian (1892 - 1983)*
Tacouhi Tekian Sookiasian (1905 - 1989)
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Plot: Section 26
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Mar 04, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5240493