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The connection between the Magnifico, Russo and Abbott families.
Marie Russo (née Maggiar) here was Marcel Russo’s wife and the house in question in these letters was owned by Marie Russo’s uncle Ernest Magnifico at the time of the fire. After 1922, Ernest was going to get appointed as the American Consul for Greece and leave Izmir, and after his death the house was going to be deeded to his sister’s daughter Marie as he and his wife had no child of their own. Richard Abbott was Marie Russo’s business partner: the two were actually partners in the mining enterprise she has inherited from her late uncle Ernest and was established in Güllük / Milas (southwest Turkey). Mr. Abbott was also the executor of Ernest’s widow Emily Amelia Magnifico’s assets and shares. So, the next owner of the house was Marie and the letter dated May 10, 1962 seems to indicate that Marie might have lost Amelia’s track and the British Embassy in Athens got in touch with her upon Marie’s request. Marie’s husband Marcel Russo passed away in 1963. The house, which stood across Alsancak Police Station nearby Izmir harbour, got sold in 1970 to the Salepçioğlu company and after its demolishment the Dalyan office building was erected in its place. - Information courtesy of Cinzia Braggiotti, 2011.
Additional note: Marie Russo’s father Paul Maggiar had married Malvine Roboly after his first wife’s (Adele Magnifico) death and the couple had a daughter called Marie-Rose (Caporal).