Portrait of an Amerikian

7/7/1931

Mikael Amerikian, an ethnic Armenian born in Turkey, petitioned for United States citizenship in Portland, Maine, on July 31, 1931. A survivor of the state-sponsored mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1917, he immigrated to America with his wife Nortivee and three-month-old child Verag, on June 26, 1921.

National Archives - Northeast Region (Boston), Records of District Courts of the United States


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