Biography of Ellis Markanton
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Ellis Markanton, well known proprietor of the Ohio Lunch Room, ranks among East Liverpool's progressive business men. He was born in Karditza, Greece, July 7, 1892, and is the son of George and Magdeline Markanton.

George Markanton, who died in 1920, spent his entire life in Greece and was a commission merchant. His wife resides in the old homestead there. They were the parents of four children: Jane, married Louis Liacos; Ellis, the subject of this sketch; Mary, married Chris Stam; and Thomas. All of this family live in Greece, except Ellis Markanton.

Ellis Markanton spent his boyhood at Karditza, Greece, and was educated in the public and high schools there. He came here after completing his schooling and settled in Wisconsin, where he remained for 22 months. He then returned to his native land and joined the Greek army, in which he served from 1913 until 1919, being discharged with the rank of first lieutenant. While in the service he participated in 35 battles and was a member of the cavalry, later the heavy artillery, military police and state detective service. Mr. Markanton returned to the United States in 1920 and located in East Liverpool, where he established a restaurant business. He has met with success in his business undertaking and conducts an up to date and popular lunch room, which is located on Washington Street.

In 1923 Mr. Markanton was married to Miss Evangeline loannide, who was born in Ideen, Turkey. They have a daughter, Pearl.

Mr. Markanton is a Republican and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church at Cambridge, Pa.

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

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