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Athena Papapsakonas Stathakos

Death 14 Dec 1913 (aged 43)
Crescent, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot T_31_2
Memorial ID 155923 · View Source
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Daughter of John Papasakonas (sp?) and Ella Legery both of Greece

The Ogden Standard
Monday, December 15, 1913
page 5


Mrs. Athene Stathakos, wife of N. P. Stathakos, Greek banker, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock when the Stathakos automobile in which she was riding and which her husband was driving, turned completely over, landing upright.

The accident occurred three miles south of Sandy on the State road near the Crescent schoolhouse. Others in the machine were John N. Stathakos, aged 21, a son and Rodopa Stathakos, 17, daughter of the banker, and Amelia Ropachristo, 24, a girl who is employed by the famiy. Mrs. Stathakos was bruised severely and received cuts about the face. A deep gash was cut in the son's forehead and the other women were slightly injured.

W. R. Armstrong and P. H. Cook of the Salt Lake & Utah Interurban road accompanied by A. G. Mackenzie, who had been over the route to Provo, came by in an auto just after the accident. They assisted in caring for the injured and brought Mr. Stathakos to Salt Lake.

Several witnesses who saw the fatality said that it was purely accidental. It appears that Mr. Stathakos, who was driving north returning to Salt Lake, passed another automobile a short distance south of the schoolhouse. In so doing, he was forced to pass out and around to the left. At this point in the road, according to the witnesses, there is a high crown and the highway declines considerably at the sides.

The car had passed to the side of the road, but when the driver attempted to bring it back to the center, the left rear wheel gave way and the machine turned completely over. The body of Mrs. Stathakos was picked up between the car and the middle of the road. She had evidently landed on her neck and shoulders and Dr. Robertson of Midvale, who was one of the first on the scene, said that death was instantaneous. The wounds of the injured persons were dressed and Amelia Ropachristo was taken by automobile to St. Mark's hospital and Stathakos and his son were taken to their home, 963 East Second South Street, in the automobile of W. R. Armstrong, who arrived on the scene shortly after the accident had occurred.

The women were not seriously injured and they were removed from the hospital to the home last night. Mr. Stathakos is unable to explain the cause of the accident. He was not driving fast, according to witnesses, and he thinks that his car was in good condition.

Mrs. Stathakos was about 40 years of age. She had lived in Salt Lake for six years.

Peter N. Stathakos, another son, who was not in the accident yesterday, is the only other member of the immediate family.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 155923
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Athena Papapsakonas Stathakos (16 Mar 1870–14 Dec 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155923, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .