G
Family of Manuel Glaros
 
G

 



 


Manuel Jacomo Glaros

Born December 27, 1885 [WWI & WWII DR January 1, 1885] Nicaria, Greece
Died October 8, 1949 near Port O'Connor, Calhoun County, Texas
Buried Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, Harris County, Texas
 

Katy M. Lakios Glaros

Born February 13, 1891 Ikaria, Greece
Died May 5, 1976, 2343 Shakespeare, Houston, Harris County, Texas
Daughter of John Lakios and Mary Stephens Lakios
Buried Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, Harris County, Texas

Children:
Aspacia Glaros born August 23, 1909 Greece married Paul S. Pavlides
Mary Glaros born May 27, 1914 Texas, married Michael Harry Sotiriades (February 16, 1946 - May 28, 1970)
John Glaros born September 21, 1915 Texas
Helen Glaros Glaros born Jun 18, 1918 Palacios Matagorda County, Texas
Elizabeth Lily Glaros born July 16, 1922 Palacios Matagorda County, Texas
Jack Manuel Glaros born July 27, 1924 Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas
Eunice Glaros born October 12, 1925 Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas

WWI Draft Registration
Medium height, Medium build, Grey eyes and Brown hair, one short leg

1920 Census - Texas - Palacios
Manuel Glaros, head, age 34, b Greece, Immigrated 1900, Naturalized 1911, Engineer-Ice Plant
Katy Glaros, wife, age 29, b Greece, Immigrated 1913, Naturalized 1913
Asphcea Glaros, daughter, age 10, b Greece, Immigrated 1913, Naturalized 1913
Mary Glaros, daughter, age 5, b Texas
John Glaros, son, age 4 3/12, b Texas
Helen Glaros, daughter, age 1 5/12, b Texas

1930 Census - Texas - Palacios
Manuel Glaros, head, age 45, b Greece, married at age 24, arrival in US 1903, naturalized, Manager-Ice Plant, Value of home $6,000
Katie M. Glaros, wife, age 39, b Greece, married at age 18, arrival in US 1906, naturalized
Aspacia Glaros, daughter, age 20, b Greece, arrive in US 1912, naturalized
Mary Glaros, daughter, age 15, b Texas
John Glaros, son, age 14, b Texas
Hellen Glaros, son, age 11, b Texas
Elizabeth Glaros, daughter, age 7, b Texas
Jack Glaros, son, age 5, b Texas
Eunice Glaros, daughter, age 4 b Texas

1940 Census - Texas - Palacios
Manuel Glaros, head, age 55, b Greece
Katy Glaros, wife, age 50, b Greece
John Glaros, son, age 24, b Texas
Elizabeth Glaros, daughter, age 17, b Texas
Jack Glaros, son, age 15, b Texas
Eunice Glaros, daughter, age 14, b Texas
Harry Sotiriades, son-in-law, age 27, b Texas
Mary Sotiriades, daughter, age 25, b Texas
Yvonne Sotiriades, granddaughter, age 2, b Texas

1951 Houston City Directory
Glaros, Constance B. Mrs. typ VA residence 2202 Southmore Ave.
Glaros, Ellis M. bookkeeper, Roland Tracy Co.
Glaros, Eunice, clerk Sinclair Oil & Gas
Glaros, Jack M. (Constance B.) bookkeeper, Second National Bank
Glaros, Katy (widow Manuel J.)
 



 



 



 


The launch, Dena H., Manuel Glaros master, has been thoroughly overhauled and improved until it is the best boat on the bay in this part of the country. It was used for the trip to Portsmouth on Sunday with the land excursion party and made a fine record for herself and her master. She is in the trade for private parties and any who want a safe trip should inspect her.

The Palacios Beacon, August 25, 1911
 



Photo courtesy of Ethel Williams
 


The large power launch "Dena H." which was burned last week near Port Lavaca, was partially covered by insurance. The loss though will be quite a good deal, says the owner, Capt. Manual Glaros.

Reprinted in The Palacios Beacon,
November 17, 1911
 


Drowning of Little Jack Glaros
 

One of the saddest deaths in the history of Palacios, was that of little Jack Glaros, who was drowned in Matagorda bay about three miles from Wells Point, Wednesday of last week. Jack had been in Port Lavaca visiting his grandfather and was on his return with Capt. Costenine Melles on the schooner, Rosalee M. when a little more than three miles from Wells Point a sudden, strong norther hit them, capsizing the boat in fifteen feet of water. Three times the captain had little Jack in his arms and tried to climb on the submerged boat, and three times the little fellow slipped away, the third time to be lost from sight completely. Capt. Melles succeeded in climbing up onto the side of the boat which was entirely under water, and remained there for three days, finally swimming to shore Saturday morning when the wind turned to the south. Several boats, both from here and from Port Lavaca, at once went in search of the little body but up to the present time they have been unsuccessful.
 

Little Jack Glaros, the eldest child or Mr. and Mrs. Nick Glaros, was born on his father's farm just west of town. Their present home is in West Virginia , the mother and children being here for a visit. The grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community.


The Palacios Beacon, April 13, 1917
 


Manuel Glaros is adding some new tanks and other improvements at the ice plant this week, which will help materially when the warmer weather comes.

Palacios Beacon, May 6, 1921
 


Manuel Glaros has bought the Trego home on South Bay near the light plant, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grant and family who have been occupying the property will remove into their residence property near the Presbyterian church.

Palacios Beacon, September 30, 1921
 


Mr. Manual Glaros and family spent Christmas week in Kingsville with Mrs. Glaros' mother.

Palacios Beacon, January 6, 1922
 


Realty Transfers Recorded During Quarter
December


Dec. 8--Clara C. Trego to Manuel Glaros, a strip of land off of lots 2, 3 & 5 feet off of lot 4 blk 73 Palacios. W. D......$1,200.00

Palacios Beacon, January 13, 1922
 



The Palomar Kamper, Palacios, TX, June 28, 1922
 


A fine baby girl came early Sunday morning to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros. --Palacios Beacon, July 21, 1922
 


About the middle of the morning yesterday the fire bell gave forth its warning and in less time than it takes to tell it the fire boys had the fire hose on its way. Then came the glad tidings that the fire had been extinguished. The fire was at the ice plant, but with the excellent fire-fighting apparatus that Mr. Glaros has in the plant and which is always in perfect readiness, it is a small matter for them to take care of a fire and soon put it out.

Palacios Beacon, February 2, 1923
 


The Junior C. E's. had the pleasure of a lawn party last Saturday afternoon home of Aspesia Glaros. After enjoying the out-door games under the direction of Mrs. Curtis and Miss Madge Clement, light refreshments were served.

Palacios Beacon, March 16, 1923
 


Manuel Glaros returned Friday afternoon from a trip to Dallas where he purchased a new engine for his ice plant and will have it installed before the busiest part of the season opens. Mr. Glaros has a modern, sanitary, up-to-date plant and spares neither effort nor expense to keep it a top-notcher. He has a fine large refrigerating room that is a great convenience to those wishing to store perishable products.

Palacios Beacon, May 25, 1923
 


Mrs. Mary McMeiles, of Kingsville, arrived Wednesday and is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Manuel Glaros and family.

Palacios Beacon, June 22, 1923
 


Ulvan Aldrich Buys "Manhattan Cafe."

The Manhattan Cafe has this week changed hands, the former proprietor, Uncle Jack Glaros, selling to Mr. Ulvin Alrich. This is not altogether a new venture for Ulvin, for he has had two years experience in the restaurant business and for years has been the genial proprietor of the confectionery. Ulvin may in a way shine in reflected glory for he is a nephew of H. C. Weed the famous restaurant man of the early days in Palacios. The name of the restaurant will be changed to the "Aldrich Cafe." They will serve plate lunches at the noon hour and short orders at other times.

Palacios Beacon, August 31, 1923
 


Manuel Glaros motored to Kingsville Sunday to spend part of the day with relatives.

"Uncle" Jack Glaros left Saturday for Baltimore, Maryland, for an extended visit with his son and other friends.

Palacios Beacon, September 7, 1923
 


Uncle "Jack" Glaros returned from a visit to his son near Pittsburg, Sunday. He brought his daughter-in-law and her children here for the winter months.

Palacios Beacon, October 26, 1923
 


Manuel Glaros, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Aspacia, spent the latter part of last week in Galveston. Miss Aspacia stopped over in Houston for a few days visit with relatives returning home Monday.

Palacios Beacon, October 27, 1927
 


Miss Aspaica Glaros was hostess to the members of the Senior Class on last Friday evening. The Hallowe'en season was used in decorations and entertainment, also refreshments and the jolly crowd of these young people had an evening of great pleasure.

Palacios Beacon, November 3, 1927
 


The new boat, Miss University, belonging to M. Glaros, was launched Tuesday. It will be used in the shrimp industry.

Palacios Beacon, September 6, 1928
 


Off To School

Palacio has a goodly number of young people going away to places of higher learning this fall and among them we note the following...Aspacia Glaros, Business College, Houston...

Palacios Beacon, September 13, 1928
 


Date of Funeral Changed

On account of relatives coming from a distance the funeral of Jacomo Glaros will not be held this afternoon, as cards which have been distributed over town announced, but will be held on Monday, October 1st, at 3 p. m., at the home of his son, Manuel Glaros.

Palacios Beacon, September 27, 1928
 


Jacomo Glaros

Jacomo Glaros, son of Manuel and Aspasia Glaros, was born in 1861, on the Island, Ikarea, Greece, (the Island which is so well known to all lovers of Greek mythology, especially by the story of the Dadellous and Isarus.) He graduated from the Naval Institute at Athens, Greece, receiving his diploma at the age of twenty and was then able to navigate the Seven Seas on his own vessel. In 1881 he married Mary Cafus and to this union were born five children, three boys and two girls.

In 1894, at the age of thirty-three, he emigrated to America making his home in New York City for one year, then came to Galveston, then later to Port Lavaca, where he operated a bakery and grocery store. In 1910 he came to Palacios and made this his home until his death, Thursday, Sept. 27, enjoying life while working on his little farm--when engaged in restaurant business--and on his boats. He was of a very happy disposition and was loved and respected by young and old.

He was never happier than when on his boats, and was privileged to die as he had lived most of his life--on his boat.

He was a member of the Orthodox Greek Church.

Since coming to Palacios he has made his home with his son, Manuel and family, where he will be so sadly missed. It has been mostly through his training that the children in this home have gained their knowledge of Greek song and story.

He is survived by his wife, and daughters, Esther and Aspasia, who still live in Greece, son Nick of of Brackenridge, Pa., son Manuel, of Palacios, cousin Leo, of Palacios and twenty-three grandchildren.

[Died at Port O'Connor, Calhoun County, Texas]

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our deepest thanks to all who were so kind and thoughtful of us during our recent bereavement caused by the death of our father and cousin. Your words of sympathy, acts of love and deeds of kindness help to make our sorrow lighter.
Manuel Glaros and family, Nick Glaros and family, Leo Glaros

Palacios Beacon, October 4, 1928
 


Miss Aspacia Glaros, who is attending school in Houston, was called home by the death of her grandfather, Jacomo Glaros.

Mr. Nick Glaros and little son, of Brackenridge, Penn., came to be present at the funeral service of his father, Jacomo Glaros, which was held Monday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, October 4, 1928
 


Nick Glaros and little son left the first of the week for their home in Brackenridge, Penn.

Palacios Beacon, October 11, 1928
 


Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros were called to Houston Monday by the illness of their daughter, Miss Aspasia, who is attending school there. Miss Glaros underwent an appendicitis operation at the Baptist hospital at one o'clock Monday and is now doing nicely. Mr. Glaros returned Wednesday.

Palacios Beacon, October 25, 1928
 


List of Signers And Prospects For Gas Use
West of Rail Road

Manuel Glaros (residence)
Manuel Glaros (Ice Plant)
Manuel Glaros (Shell Crushing Plant)

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1929
 


Miss Aspacia Glaros, who is taking a course in Texas Business College in Houston, is home for a few days to recuperate from her recent illness.

Palacios Beacon, April 18, 1929
 


STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE--$1.00 Per Gallon, at my Farm, south of Cemetery. Leo Glaros.  16-4w

Palacios Beacon, May 1, 1930
 


Manuel Glaros Building 150-Ton Storage Plant

In order to take care of the fish and shrimp industries here more advantageously, Manuel Glaros, our local ice manufacturer, is having erected a concrete dry storage refrigeration plant of a capacity of 1g0? tons, with temperature ranging to 10 degrees below zero. Mr. Glaros informs us this is the only plant of the kind outside of Galveston on the Texas Gulf Coast and is to be modernly equipped to take care of all sea food productions in the very best manner. By having such a storage, shrimp and fish brought in by local fisherman can be kept until a market is afforded, which will prove a big boon for all those who are using the bay as a means of livelihood, and Mr. Glaros is to be commended for his progressive movement.

Palacios Beacon, May 22, 1930
 


Miss Aspacia Glaros is home from a several weeks stay in Houston and is feeling very much better, which is good news for her many friends.

Palacios Beacon, June 26, 1930
 


Mrs. Despos, accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. Daskas and Mrs. Pavelides, all of Houston, have returned home after a ten day visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros and family.

Palacios Beacon, August 28, 1930
 


Announce Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros announced the engagement of their daughter, Aspasia, to Mr. Paul S. Pavlides, of Houston, Texas. The impressive Orthodox Ceremony of betrothal was used, Rev. Carahales officiating. The ceremony took place in Houston, Sunday, Sept. 21, 1930 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Despos.

Palacios Beacon, October 2, 1930
 


FRESH TOMATOES @ 8c per lb.--Call in afternoons at Leo Glaros', just South of the Cemetery. 51-5w

Palacios Beacon, December 18, 1930
 


The Women's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church is honoring Miss Aspasia Glaros with a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Nester, this afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, January 22, 1931
 


PAVLIDES - GLAROS

The marriage of Miss Aspacia Glaros, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros, to Mr. Paul S. Pavlides, of Houston, took place Sunday, January 25, at 5 p. m., in the Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Photoris Porethis, pastor of the Greek Orthodox Church, of Houston, as celebrant, using the beautiful and impressive double ring ceremony. Mrs. Carlton Crawford, of Galveston, at the piano played the wedding music and Mrs. O. C. Arnold and Mrs. R. J. Sisson sang "Love Came Calling Me One Morning."

Friends of the bride attractively decorated the church. The altar was banked with palms and other greens, floor baskets of roses and a huge arch of greens and roses, under which the wedding party stood during the ceremony.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a handsome gown of white satin, with veil of tulle and lace and carried a bouquet of white carnations. She was attended by Mrs. Paul G. Pavlides, of Houston, as matron of honor, who wore light blue satin and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Miss Mary Glaros, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and wore rose silk carrying a bouquet of pink carnations. Mr. George Despotakes, of Houston served as best man.

A reception was held at the bride's home immediately following the ceremony to about two hundred guests. The bride's bouquet was caught by Miss Maxine Price. Punch, cake and confections were served by Misses Irene and Thelma Batchelder, Elizabeth Sisson and Wanda Gray. Two beautiful wedding cakes, one brought by the groom from Houston, centered the table from which the refreshments were served. The bride's book was in charge of Miss Maxine Price.

Members of the wedding party, out of town guests and a few near Palacios friends were entertained with a sumptuous feast, following the reception, after which a social time and folk dances were enjoyed until a late hour.

The happy young couple, accompanied by relatives and friends, then took their departure for Houston, where they will be at home, after a short honeymoon trip to San Antonio.

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros, Palacios residents for a number of years. She is a graduate of the Palacios High School of the Presbyterian Church since childhood, and has a large circle of friends in our city who wish for her untold happiness.

The large array of beautiful gifts including silver, crystal, linens and bric-a-brac, and many congratulatory messages received attested the high esteem in which she is held.

Guests from Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Wharton, and Dequincy, La., were here for the wedding.

Palacios Beacon, January 29, 1931
 


Second Grade Pupils Write Santa Letters

East Bay School
Palacios, Texas, Dec. 7, 1931

Dear Santa:---
North Pole.

I want you to bring me a stocking and a dump-truck. I want a fish pond and a cattle barn. I want a fire truck too.

Well, Santa, I think that's enough, and a Happy New Year to you.

Love, Jack Glaros.

Palacios Beacon, December 24, 1931
 


NOTICE

We will be unable to store meat, vegetables, or anything else for our customers in cold storage plant until after the Texas National Guard camp is over with.

Palacios Ice Plant, M. Glaros, Prop.    26-2w

Palacios Beacon, July 7, 1932
 


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pavlides of Houston, are the proud parents of a fine baby girl and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros are the happy grand-parents.

Palacios Beacon, August 18, 1932
 


Mrs. M. Glaros has returned from Houston where she visited with Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Pavlides. She was accompanied home by her granddaughter, Mary Ann Pavlides.

Palacios Beacon, June 22, 1933
 


Two-Week House Party

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Glaros entertained with a two-week house party and had as their guests Mrs. George Deskas, Mrs. Helen Deskas, Mrs. Paul Deskas, Mrs. James Deskas, and Mrs. Paul C. Pavlides. Children in the party were Helen Deskas and Josephine Pavlides. Week-end guests were Messrs. Tom Tiflos, Paul C. and Paul S. Pavlides. Mrs. P. S. Pavlides, of Houston. was hostess with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glaros. John Glaros had as his guest during the past several weeks and during the party, Jimmie Siflos. Mary Pavlides aged two has been privileged to make an extended visit with her maternal grandparents who insist the salt air of Palacios is far superior to the air in Houston and only the best is good enough for such an important personage as their first and only grandchild.

Palacios Beacon, August 3, 1933
 


The Manuel Glaros family spent Thanksgiving and the week end in Houston with relatives, and we are pleased to report Mrs. Glaros recovering nicely from a recent operation.

Palacios Beacon, December 7, 1933
 


Letters to Santa Claus

East Bay School, Second Grade.
December 20, 1933.

Santa, North Pole,

Dear Santa:--I want a pair of skates and a baby doll and a story book too. I want a purse and a lot of candy and a desk and chair. I would like a blackboard. Well that is all I want this Christmas.

How are you? I hope you are well.

Miss Sisson is my teacher. I am a good girl, Santa.

Well, I better close now.

With love, Eunice Glaros.

Palacios Beacon, December 21, 1933
 


M. Glaros to Leave Friday For Greece

Mr. and Mrs. M. Glaros left Tuesday afternoon for Houston, where they will be joined Friday morning by L. A. Appleton and from there go to New York City via auto. Mr. Glaros will leave New York, April 20th, on the S. S. Roma for Athens, Greece to visit his mother who is now about 70 years of age and who he has not seen since he left Athens for the states 35 years ago. Mr. Glaros said before he leaving, he would like to have shook hands with each of his many friends before he left, but it was impossible to do so. However we are sure all of them wish for him a pleasant voyage and visit with his mother and a safe return to his Palacios home about the middle of July. Mrs. Glaros plans to visit relatives and friend in New York City and Philadelphia and will return with Mr. Appleton who expects to visit his mother in Brooklyn. They will be gone about ten days.

Palacios Beacon, April 11, 1935
 


Fire Destroys Glaros Home 3 A. M. Monday

Family Away From home; Origin Unknown; Covered by Insurance

Fire of unknown origin destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Glaros, on south bay early Monday morning. None of the family was at home, except George Laikos, brother of Mrs. Glaros, who was awakened by the smoke, being almost overcome, and rushed as soon as he could to the ice plant to give the alarm. The fire boys were not long in answering the call, which sounded at 3:30, but the fire had made such headway that nothing could be saved and only a shell remains of one of Palacios' nicest homes.

M. Glaros is still on his vacation trip to Greece and Mrs. Glaros and children were in Houston for a short stay. We learn there was insurance, and no doubt Mr. Glaros will rebuild as soon as possible.

Palacios Beacon, July 6, 1935
 


Johnnie Glaros to Visit

The news bureau of the Texas Dental College in Houston sends the Beacon the following: Mrs. J. M. Glaros, a student at The Texas Dental College here, will leave December 21 for a visit with his family at Palacios, Texas.

The classes of the Texas Dental College will be resumed January 3.

Mr. Glaros is in his sophomore year at the college.

Palacios Beacon, December 15, 1938
 


20 Years Ago

M. Glaros purchased the Green restaurant.

Palacios Beacon, March 2, 1939
 


The many friends of John Glaros are glad to learn he is making satisfactory recovery from a recent operation for acute appendicitis.

Palacios Beacon, March 2, 1939
 


Mrs. Bill Kandis, accompanied by Mrs. Kandis, Sr., and the Misses Kandis, all of Victoria, visited her parents, Mr. and Mr. M. Glaros and family last week.

Palacios Beacon, April 27, 1939
 


Mrs. Paul Pavlides, Mrs. Paul S. Pavlides and daughter, of Houston, with a number of friends form a house party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Glaros this week.

Palacios Beacon, July 27, 1939
 


Highlights of Palacios History
Ice and Electric Plants

The ice and first electric plant was built by Clyde Randolph. This passed through several hands until finally the electrical department was purchased by the city who later sold it to the Central Power and Light Company. The ice plant later went to M. Glaros the present owner.

Palacios Beacon, October 19, 1939, page B-7
 


Manuel Glaros family in Victoria Sunday to attend the funeral services of James Bournias, aged 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bournias, who died from shock following an automobile accident in which he suffered a broken leg. Services were held in Episcopal Church conducted by Father Cographos, of the Greek Orthodox Church of San Antonio. The deceased was a graduate of the Navasota high school and Cohen Electric College of Chicago. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Palacios Beacon, December 14, 1939
 


Mr. J. M. Glaros, a student at The Texas Dental College of Houston, Texas, will spend the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. Glaros of Palacios. Mr. Glaros is a Junior at the college. Classes will be resumed January 2, 1940.

Palacios Beacon, December 21, 1939
 


The G. G. Club is the name of a recent organization of which eight of our popular girls of the younger set are members. On Wednesday night of last week a formal 8 o'clock dinner party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M Glaros, with their daughter, Elizabeth as hostess, was one of the social events of the holiday season. Places were laid at the table, beautifully arranged, for Patsy Richards, Elnora and Ruth Peterson, Laura Mae Harrison and Elizabeth Glaros. Three of the group were unable to attend this very pleasing hospitality. Weekly meetings of the club are being held and the members find them to be most helpful and enjoyable.

Palacios Beacon, January 4, 1940
 


John Glaros is able to be out after a severe attack of malaria, and hopes to be able to resume his work in the Dental College in Houston, before very long.

Palacios Beacon, January 11, 1940
 


Johnnie Glaros, who has been in the hospital in Houston for several weeks, visited homefolks and friends this week. We are pleased to learn he is now on the road to recovery.

Palacios Beacon, February 29, 1940
 


Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Petersen spent Sunday afternoon and Monday in Houston with his sister, Mrs. Ruth Glaros, who underwent major surgery Friday in St. Luke's Hospital. They were accompanied home by Mrs. S. T Oglesby who had been there with her sister.

Palacios Beacon, December 13, 1962
 


 

Copyright 2008 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved

Created
May 20, 2013
Updated
May 20, 2013
   

HOME