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Guide to the Deb Wakeen Photographs, ca. 1900s-2008 CP 009

Guide to the Deb Wakeen Photographs, ca. 1900s-2008

CP 009

Summary Information

This collection includes photos of the Wakeen and Patros family including the Selrite Grocery Store of Fayz Wakeen. People identified in these photos include: Bernie Wakeen, Bishop Saba Wakeen, Eva Wakeen, John Wakeen Sr., Fayze Wakeen, Sam Wakeen, Doris Wakeen, Fred Wakeen, Deb Wakeen, Mary Patros, Ann Bahem, Mary Coury, Adele Mussulem, Nellie Ferris, Mary George, Virginia Ablun, Selma Markos, Edna Shaheen, Jule Markos, Bernice Skaff, Helen Patros, Habib Wakeen, George Seroogy, Mrs. Namer Ferris, Richard Abraham, Same Markos, Gemelia Monsoor, Georgette Markos, Richard Markos, Mrs. Albert Ferris, George Markos, Drew Williams, and Kelsey Williams.
Collection Title
Deb Wakeen Photographs
Date of Materials
circa 1900s-2008
Call Number
CP 009
1150.0 megabytes
Language of Materials
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Deb Wakeen Photographs, CP 009, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Biographical Note

[information from donor] The John Wakeen family emigrated in 1893 - the name recorded on immigration or naturalization or the marriage was John Mike. Fayz Wakeen was born in La Crosse and met and married Helen Patros in La Crosse (the Patros name was recorded as Peterson in the emigration record). The family attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and school but eventually went to St. James Catholic which was much closer to their home. Of Syrian or more specically Lebanese descent, the family was in the grocery business. Other relatives had a steel business and another a shoe repair business. Most family lived on the city's North Side, on Caledonia Street and Mill Street (now Copeland Avenue).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 2018 August

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

(Accession no. 2016.108) Donated by Deb Wakeen, 2016

Processing Information

Processed by Scott Brouwer and Jessica Behrman, August 2018

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Patros family
  • Wakeen family

Personal Name(s)

  • Wakeen, Deb
  • Wakeen, Fayz, 1906-1988


  • Grocery trade--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Lebanese Americans--Wisconsin--La Crosse
  • Syrian Americans--Wisconsin--La Crosse

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