Greek immigrant Christos Abramopoulos graduated from medical school in 1913, and honed his specialization in pathology and surgery at a public hospital in Kansas City until 1916. Then, when the U.S. finally entered the world war raging in Europe, this member of the National Guard was deployed to Fort Riley, also in Kansas. He went to France with a surgical unit, returning stateside in 1919 to set up his medical practice in the Phelan Building in downtown San Francisco.
After marrying Catherine Kaplanis on May 1st, 1921, the couple purchased their home at 886 25th Avenue in San Francisco’s Richmond District where they would raise four children. When world again dove into war, Dr. Abramopoulos answered his adopted country’s call for the second time, after which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. This father of three first-generation American sons who also served in times of war died on November 26th, 1960, and is buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery, beside his wife.
For more information on Lieutenant Colonel Abramopoulos, as well as some fantastic family photographs, please visit the San Francisco Greek Historical Society’s website.
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I’m interested to speak to descendants of Dr Chris Abramopoulos originally from Sapanaga (now know as Agia Mavra) Ilias Greece. I’ve heard stories from my mum Athina Diamantopoulos (nee Abramopoulos) of her relatives in the US and am interested in exploring our family tree further.
I’m sorry to say I’m neither related to nor do I know any of your relatives. I’m an archivist at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and work in the Presidio of San Francisco–where Dr. Abramopoulos is buried. As a little side project I’ve been slowly researching the inhabitants of the cemetery at the Presidio, and often post the information I find on this site (which is my own personal blog and is in no way affiliated with the GGNRA). All of the information in this post is public and was found through creative Google searches, so I have no secrets to divulge!
Good luck in researching your family history, and thanks for reading!