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Boutrous Family Portrait 1940


left to right - top row:
James (Jimmie), my Uncle Floyd Nick (husband of my Aunt Dian Marcella (Erickson), Thomas (Tom), George and Theodore (Ted)

left to right - bottom row:
Sylvia, Lorna, Della (Nassif) Boutrous, Attas (Ghattas) Fares Boutrous and Florence (Flossy)

Attas (Ghattas) Fares Boutrous (Abu Dakken) called the boys his 'steps' as they went from tallest to shortest in a complete natural order. Soon after this photo was taken, three of the boys went off to serve in the war in Europe and never saw their father Attas again, as he passed away in Bismarck in February of 1944.

In the 2nd photograph below, are the five Boutrous Brothers in 1946 standing out front of the Boutrous Family 'Corner Grocery' in Bismarck.
left to right:
Thomas (Tom), George, Floyd Nick, Theodore (Ted) and James (Jimmie)

The Boutrous elders were Della (Nassif) and Attas (Ghattas) Fares Boutrous Abu Dakken. The surname of Abu Dakken was dropped by Attas in the early 1900s after he immigrated to the states. Attas was born in Ain Arab, Lebanon, Syria on February 12th, 1882. Della Nassif Boutrous was also born in Ain Arab on February 17th, 1892.

Della and Attas were married on September 19th, 1910 in Sioux City, Iowa. Attas first opened 'The Fair Store' in 1917. Later the family opened the Boutrous Family 'Corner Grocery' on January 1st, 1929. He ran the 'Corner Grocery' until he passed in Bismarck on January 12th, 1944. Della passed on June 30th, 1985 also in Bismarck.


Della and Attas had eight children, three daughters and five sons. The Boutrous daughters:

> Florence (Flossy) Boutrous Nemer was a stenographer for the North Dakota Legislative Council and was born in Bismarck on March 12th, 1924 and passed in Bismarck on December 24th, 2002.
> Lorna (Boutrous) Michaelson was a Jazz Piano Player/Musician and was born in Bismarck on September 16th, 1928 and passed in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota on July 20th, 2013
> Sylvia (Boutrous) Trent was born in Bismarck on June 19th, 1933 and lives in New Jersey and is a wonderful mother and grandmother and still going strong.


The Boutrous sons:

> Thomas (Tom) Boutrous was a Doctor and was born in Sioux City, Iowa on October 30th, 1912 and passed on May 20th, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan.
> George Boutrous was a Chiropractor and was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 5th, 1915 and passed in Phoenix, Arizona on April 4th, 1995.
> Floyd Nick Boutrous was a Real Estate Developer and was born in Bismarck on January 30th, 1917 and passed in Bismarck on March 2nd, 2010.
> Theodore (Ted) Boutrous was an Attorney and was born in Bismarck on July 3rd, 1919 and passed in Bismarck on October 28th, 1996.
> James (Jimmie) Melad Boutrous was a Real Estate Broker and was born in Bismarck on January 3rd, 1922 and passed in Fort Collins, Colorado on September 11th, 2014.

The last photograph below was taken in front of the Dakota Territory Marshall's Office in Bismarck. Shown here are the six grandsons of Della (Nassif) and Attas Fares Boutrous, and Clara Amelia (Nelson) and Frank Severin Erickson.

left to right:
Mark Jon Erickson, Allan Frank (Al), Steven Philip, Attas Jr, Nick Floyd and Michael Joseph Boutrous.



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