Biography of James Spanos
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James Spanos, an enterprising and progressive young business man of East Liverpool, was born at Leka, Samos Greece, Jan. 18, 1895, and is a son of John C. and Mary (Salamalekis) Spanos.

John C. Spanos, deceased, was extensively engaged in the raising of grapes and olives in Greece during his life time. He owned 200 acres of land at Leka. He died in March, 1925. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Spanos: Thomas, engaged in the confectionery business at Livingston, Mont.; Gus, a veteran of the World War, lives in Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mike, lives in Greece; James, the subject of this sketch; and Evangeline, married George Checkalakis, lives in Greece.

James Spanos spent his boyhood on his father's farm and attended the schools in his native land. He came to this country in 1909, settled in Chicago, but shortly after removed to Livingston, Mont., where he engaged in business with his brother. He has lived in East Liverpool since June, 1924, where he is proprietor of the Royal Cleaning Works. Mr. Spanos employs four men in his shop and has a well established trade. The business is located at 502 Market Street.

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

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