Tanous (Tomas) Zivara, born Hasroun, probably before 1850 married Howla (phonetic) born about 1850.Their children were Zenia born abour 1872, Rose born 12 July 1884 (my wife's maternal grandmother, Margarite born about 1887, and Manuel, see later.About 1888 when Rose was 4 the family decided to emigrate to the U. S. and were passengers aboard a ship bound for New Orleans.Soon before the ship was to arrive in N.O. there was an outbreak of yellow fever and the U,S,Public Health Service refused to allow the ship to dock.They were diverted to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala where the family disembarked and made their way to Guatemala City.Tanous pursued his trade a a jeweler and in about 1892 they had a son Manuel.Zehia married in Guatemala to ???? Morbis and they had a daughter Emilia who married ???? Abdo in 1922.Margaarite also married in Guatemala and she and Zehia surelt still have descendents there.Rose met Khalil Shipley (probably Chebel or Shibbl originally) when she was 14 or 15 and he was on a selling trip from St. Louis to Guat.In 1898 Rose eloped with Khalil who was about 30 at the time.Tanous died in Guat about 1900.Howla (sp?) was alive in 1922 and died sometime thereafter.Manuel was fatally stabbed by a jealous suitor of his girlfriend when he was about 27 in 1919/1920.Rose and Khalil made their way to Greenlake, Washington, a suburb of Seattle wwhich was the "jumping off" place for the Yukon gold rush and Khalil was surelt looking for ways to sell clothing and goods to the departing prospectors.Two daughter, Rose (II) and Amelia (my wife's mother) were born in/near Seattle on 22 Feb 1900 and 15 Feb 1904 respectively.A couple of years later they moved to Oakland, CA and were staying at a hotel when the San Francisco earthquake of 18 April 1906 occurred.In the confusion and terror the family was separated.Rose (I) had a minor head injury, but they finally were reunited and found shelter at thePresidio.They moved briefly to Stockton, CA and in 1907 moved on to Austin, TX where Khalil's sister lived.Khalil, Rose (I) and Rose (II) died in Austin in 1945, 1953 and 1997.Amelia died in Dallas in 1997.We are going to be in Hasroun in early October.Is therer anyone we should look up ????