Regina Bechora Matza (Bakola) (1854 - d.)

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Managed by: Curtis Matzas
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About Regina Bechora Matza (Bakola)

[JBA:]

Family information indicates she was named Regina, and granddaughters carry that name as expected.

She was apparently also the first-born, and thus also known as Bechora, which means "first-born daughter" in Hebrew. On her daughter Speranza's marriage certificate, her name is listed as "Bechole Bakula". I interpret this to be the diminutive of Bechora (similar to Hanoula from Hannah). On her 1906 immigration ship's manifest, she is listed as "Bechora".

I am assuming the surname "Bakula" is identical to the well-known Ioannina surname "Bakola".

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Regina Matza's Timeline

1854
1854
1871
1871
Age 17
Ιωάννινα, Ήπειρος, Ελλάς
1882
1882
Age 28
1884
1884
Age 30
Janina, Greece
1892
January 1, 1892
Age 38
Ioannina, Epirus, Greece
1906
June 2, 1906
- June 10, 1906
Age 52
New York, NY, USA

Speranza Mazza, her mother Bechora [this Hebrew name means "first born" - JBA], brother Joseph, and sister Sarina arrived from Havre on the La Touraine [p. 15/37]. Several members of the Dosti family and others also were on board.

They were destined for "Friend Mazza Fam 311 W. 120th Street".

June 10, 1906
Age 52
NY, USA

Arrived with son Joseph and daughters Sarina and Speranza.

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