Spiro Mangion

Spiro Mangion Born: 4 September 1879, Valletta, Malta
            (Spiro's death certificate says he was born on 15 January 1883)
            (Census of 1911 implies he was born in ~1883)
Parents:
Siblings:
Married: Nellie Elizabeth Mangion (nee Ellis, nee Holmes)
Adopted Child: Gordon Alfred Mangion (born Ellis), born 23 October 1914, Weymouth
Occupation: 1911: Coal merchant
    (Trading as the Southern Counties Coal Association), 1 Trafalgar Place, Portsmouth
    Declared bankruptcy, December 1911
Served in HM Royal Navy (from 16 December 1897; official number 356189):
    'Nile' ship
    HMS Shannon, Second Cruiser Squadron - Gunroom Messman
    HMS Cumberland, Special Service - Messman (nearly 2 years)
        Engaged chiefly in patrol duties on the North American Station with long periods at sea
    HMS Ramillies (5 May 1917 - 1921) - Wardroom Messman
    HMS Lowestoft at Simon's Town (over 12 months) - Wardroom Messman
    Left navy in October 1922
1922-1929: Managed Cosmopolitan Hotel, Simonstown for over six and a half years
Applied to manage restaurant at Muizenberg Pavilion
Spiro Mangion cooked and ran Sir Garnet's Bar, Hanover Road, District Six.
[Sir Garnet's Hotel in Cape Town dates back to 1895 (architect John Parker).]
Address: 1934: St George's Hotel, Cape Town
Died: 19 July 1957, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape (Cor pulmonate cardiac failure)
Maseti File Record, Estate No. 4253/1957, Cape Town Master's Office

Spiro was described as having a height of either 5'0" or 5'3", with a dark complexion, black hair, and brown eyes. He was a Roman Catholic.

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Malta Family History
http://www.maltafamilyhistory.com

Spiro MANGION, born in Valletta on 4th September 1879, joined the Royal Navy and given service No. 356189

http://website.lineone.net/~remosliema/maltese_seamen_in_the_royal_navym.htm


1911 Census

1911 Census information for Spiro Mangion and Nellie Ellis (PDF)


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