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Conrad Harpending Pavellas

Birthplace: Corinth, Greece
Death: September 15, 2000 (87)
San Jose, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Konstaninos Pavellas and Clara Lucille Pavellas
Husband of Artemis Pavellas
Father of Ron Pavellas and Diane Helen Pavellas

Occupation: Typographer
Managed by: Candy Pavellas
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About Conrad Harpending Pavellas

Private Grammar Schools Attended: Mis Nyes School, Mill Valley; Cora Williams School, Berkeley; Montezuma School for Boys, Los Gatos.

Mill Valley Record (Newspaper)

October 14, 1922, Page 1

"Mill Valley's Child Poet

"New York papers have recentely written at length of the child poet, Constantinos Pavellas, who calls Mill Valley his home and says he loves it next to Greece, where he was born. Articles concerning the boy have appeared in the New York Tribune and the New York Evening World. Constantinos is now visiting his aunt, Mrs. Pappageorge Palladius of Brooklyn. Mrs. Palladius has also been a resident of Mill Valley.

"When in Mill Valley, Constantinos was a pupil at Blithedale Private School, conducted by Miss Sybil Nye. He has recited his poems in public for Miss Nye and also fo the Jumior Music Auxilliary. His lines are charcterized by vivd and colorful imagery and he recites then with real passion. He began to compose when he was five years old. His poems are to be collected and published. The well known poet, Edith Thomas, has written an introduction for the volume.

"Last winter, Constantinos composed a remarkable story of January's snow storm, which was published in the record. Mr. and Mrs. Pavellas are now resideing in Mill Valley. It is generally known that that Mr. Pavellas is editor of "Prometheus," a Greek-American newspaper published in San Francisco." [End]

[From the "New Valley Record" of Mill Valley, California, 24 November 1923]: Alexander K. Pavellas, one of the editors of "Prometheus," National Greek and English paper published in San Francisco, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Genevieve Harpending Palladius, arrived at their home in Mill Valley after a tour of the Northern and Southern states. They were accompanied by Constantinos Harpending Pavellas, the eight year old boy poet, who last year attained fame in New York and Brooklyn. While in Brooklyn, the boy studied for a time at the Greek Lyceum and latter (sic) gave a recital of his poems at the Apollo Theatre, Broadway, New York. The past month has been spent with his cousins in Princeton, Ky., which he says resembles Mill Valley, but is not so beautiful. While there he celebrated Hallowe'en by 'possum hunting by moonlight in the native persimmon groves. Constantinos is tired of all cities, he says, and never intends to leave his dear Mill Valley until the time when he will go back to Greece. Miss Edith L. Thomas, the distinguished Eastern poet, has written an introduction to his poems, whuch she says are unique for their praise of light and for power of expression. They are shortly to be published in California The following is one of the poems recited by him at the Apollo Theatre, New York: "Song of the Rising Sun of Greece..." [omitted in this citation] ... This family party of travelers were guests in Kentucky of Digne Eldred and and Shelby Eldred, nephews of Asbury Harpending, author of "The Great Diamond Hoax." Mrs. Pavellas and Mrs. Palladius are daughters of this writer.

Address in Berkeley, 1925: Pine Apartments. 1015 Euclid Avenue.

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Conrad Harpending Pavellas's Timeline

September 10, 1913
Corinth, Greece
August 27, 1942
San Francisco, S.F., California, United States
September 15, 2000
Age 87
San Jose, Santa Clara, CA, United States