Naturalization record from “U.S. Dist. Danville, ILL” shows him as born 24 March 1888 in “Greece” and naturalized 7 September 1938.The record says he was living at 220 Ave. A., Danville, IL and his name was George Davis (Tsavalas).There is also a notation that his name was changed from George Tsavalas to George Davis by court order.
He registered for the World War II draft as George Davis.At that time he was living at 11 West Main Street, Danville.His birth date was shown as “(unknown) 1888” and birth place was listed as “Akrn” (or perhaps it is “Akru” – not sure of the writing), Greece
Show that a George Tsavalas, ethnicity Greek,arrived on the ship Algeria on 1 December 1906.He was 19 and single.Port of departure Naples (likely the last port the ship visited before crossing the Atlantic – not necessarily the port where he boarded the ship).Last place of residence “Korinton, Greece.”This person looks like a good possibility.Perhaps “Korinton” is Korinthos (Corinth).
The site shows another George Tsavalas arriving in 1913, age 16, residence “Tjira, Greece.”This one is likely not yours since his birth year would have been around 1897.
A couple of possibilities on where he may have originated.
1. I’m guessing the birthplace in the WWII draft record is a corruption of a Greek name.Since you say your ancestor may have been from Corinth, one possibility is “Akrn” or “Akru” may be a reference to Akráta, which is about 45 miles west of Corinth. 2. If the George Tsavalaswho arrived on the Algeria in 1906 is your person, perhaps “Korinton” coupled with “Akrn” or “Akru” from the draft record could beAkra Krioneri (about 63 miles south of Corinth).
Perhaps others more familiar with Greek geography will have other suggestions regarding "Akrn," "Akru" or "Korinton."