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Dekranouhi Deravedissian Ajdaharian
Birth: Feb. 14, 1909
Erzincan
Erzincan, Turkey
Death: Oct. 26, 1971
Upper Darby
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

A survivor of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, her parents Arshag and Varteni Der Avedisian were killed during it. Their father was likely killed with the rest of the men of the village, while the women and children were taken on a death march into the Syrian desert. At some point on it their mother was attacked by a river bank and Dekranouhi and her two young sisters had to cross the river, leaving their mother behind. Dekranouhi and her sisters survived the march and lived in an orphanage after the genocide, likely in the the Middle East. Later the three sisters were brought to America under a different name by a relative who pretended to be their father to facilitate them being allowed into the country. They settled with relatives in Camden and worked at the Campbell's Soup factory. Dekranouhi married Boghos Ajdaharian in 1930 in Philadelphia. They had three children: Stephen, Dorothy, and Aram. She was the grandmother of 4 and a happy and jovial person, despite the horrors she witnessed. Her exact birthdate was not known and different dates are given in records. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arshag Deravedissian (____ - 1915)
  Varteni Deravedissian (____ - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Boghos Ajdaharian (1900 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Ajdaharian (1931 - 1973)*
  Aram Ajdaharian (1943 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kevork George Deravedissian (1905 - 1982)*
  Zabel Deravedissian Mukalian (1907 - 1988)*
  Dekranouhi Deravedissian Ajdaharian (1909 - 1971)
  Satenig Deravedissian Semerjian (1911 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington Cemetery
Drexel Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Grove 38-A, Grave 8
 
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Mar 04, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5241239
Dekranouhi <i>Deravedissian</i> Ajdaharian
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Dekranouhi <i>Deravedissian</i> Ajdaharian
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Dekranouhi <i>Deravedissian</i> Ajdaharian
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- R I P
 Added: Sep. 12, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
Rest in peace
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Nov. 19, 2010
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