My husbands grandmother Pariz (paris) MARDIGIAN OR MARDIKIAN born possibly around 1902 in Armenian (who knows where - beings with an "A")watched her stepfather be beheaded by a turkish man with a large sword and her mother threw herself in to the Euphrates river in Armenian. She was hidden and survived, some how she ended up in in an orphanage in Aleppo Syria. I am not sure how but she came to Cuba in 1928, my husbands grandfather Sarkis (Sarkes) Boyajian also a refugee from Armenia married her in Cuba June 21st 1928 in a civil marriage in the municipal court of El Cano (Caro) Havana Cuba. Their witnesses were "Herair Chakmakjian" and "Sahag Nigolian".
While I find their trip from Cuba to Florida on June 23 1928 I do not find Pariz's trip from where? to cuba. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts. Any idea about these people would be so appreciated.
Pariz's parents were to the best of my knowledge (according to marriage records) Mother Araksee Mooradian (last name is from second marriage no maiden name) Father's name of Pariz is Mergedith Marougian ( no idea about where Mardigian or Mardikian fits)