Title : A Village Remembered: The Armenians of Habousi
Author : The Compatriotic Union of Habousi
Translator : Vatche Ghazarian, Ph.D.
Publication date : Mayreni Publishing, 1997
Language : English
Format : 16 x 23.5 cm
Date of online publication : 1970-01-01
Number of pages : 32
A Village Remembered: The Armenians of Habousi - The Compatriotic Union of Habousi
Preface to the Armenian Version
Chapter 1: The Region and Its People
Chapter 2: The Foundation of Habousi
Chapter 3: Historical Fragments
Chapter 4: The location and the Springs of Habousi
Chapter 5: Agriculture and Produce
Chapter 6: Trade and Trades
Chapter 7: Household Economy
Chapter 8: Administration
Chapter 9: Family and Holidays
Chapter 10: Engagement and Wedding
Chapter 11: Baptism
Chapter 12: Interesting Remedies
Chapter 13: Proverbs
Chapter 14: Songs, Puzzles, Games and Curses
Chapter 15: Folk Idioms
Chapter 16: The Aghas of the Village
Chapter 17: The School and the Church
Chapter 18: The Missionary Movement and the School
Chapter 19: On the Eve of the 1895 Massacres
Chapter 20: The Massacres and the Victims
Chapter 21: 1915 Genocide and Deportation
Chapter 22: Resilience and Resurrection
Chapter 23: The Patriotic Union of Habousi
Chapter 24: The Holy Cross Church of Lawrence
Chapter 25: Ararat Armenian Congregational Church
Chapter 26: Epilogue of the Armenian Version
Chapter 27: Overview of the Compatriotic Union of Habousi
The Aghas of the Village
- Fr. Der Stephanian, who was a kind advisor and a traditionalist priest.
- Rev. Hagop Simonian, the Protestant minister, who was a specialist of the Turkish language and whose well-versed petitions to the government in Mezre were subject of admiration.
- Ousta Garabed Guleserian, a capable person who was the councilman for the Protestant Armenians.
- Zadour Kojigian, who owned a whole quarter of the village. He was a very generous patriot who mastered the Turkish language and served as Mudir (supervisor) of seven villages for seven years.
- Tovmas Yeghigian, another wealthy landlord, who was semi-literate.
- Khachadour Ajemian was said to be the grandson of the founder of Habousi. He was a healthy man who lived to the age of ninety, and who had been the head of the village once.
- Khacho Kehya Kelhagopian, another long-living, semi-literate person, wise and experienced.
- Boghos Varjabed, a teacher and a specialist of the Turkish language.
- Hagop Ousta Bennanian, the principal of the Protestant church and the chairperson of the Church Council, was a humble, kind and well educated person.
- Manoug Boolodian, a wealthy landlord and a patriot.
- Hagop Garoian, a wealthy landlord and the son of a huge clan.
- Najar Bede, a well-respected carpenter and a brave man who was a dedicated social worker.
- Hampo Kehya Hagopian, who although illiterate knew how to deal with Turk officials to minimize their harm to Habousi villagers.