Biography of Theodore Ganes
Columbiana County, OH

Theodore Ganas, a well known and successful business man of East Liverpool, is a World War veteran. He was born in Sparta, Greece, May 25, 1890, and is the son of George and Anastasia (Pappas) Ganas.

George Ganas is a prosperous farmer of Greece and owns 500 acres of land near Sparta, where he is extensively engaged in the raising of grapes, wheat, figs and dates. One of his orchards contains 2000 olive trees. He is also engaged in the manufacture of olive oil. To Mr. and Mrs. Ganas were born 13 children, as follows: Mary, married Speros Meragias, lives in Greece; Peter, lives in East Liverpool; Nick, lives in East Liverpool; Pete, lives in Greece; Theodore, the subject of this sketch; Mike, lives in East Liverpool; Bill, served in the Greek army during the World War, lives in East Liverpool; Angela, deceased; Geanoula, Dana, Polexani, Soterous, and Tomasis, all of whom live in Greece.

Theodore Galas received his education in the schools of his native land and in 1903 came to this country. He spent several years in Pittsburgh, where he engaged in the restaurant business, and in 1909 he settled in East Liverpool. In 1914 he established his present business, which has developed into the largest bowling and billiard alleys in the city.

In 1918 Mr. Ganas volunteered for service in the World war and served with the 156th Depot Brigade, 2nd Provisional Headquarters Company, Camp Jackson, S. C. He was discharged in April, 1919.

Mr. Ganas is identified with the American Legion and La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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