In 1912 MK took his third
trip to the United States visiting the New York.
In part the trip was to visit his brother Mathew
and partially to earn money for school. MK
managed to save 400 dollars for school on this
trip in just 1 year. (To put this in context a
1914 Ford Model T Runabout had a Base price of
Delivery boy Wallach
Brothers Store on 125th Street in New
Delivery boy Russell's
Lunch Room and Bakery.
Dupont, Pompton Lakes,
New Jersey. Cap powder worker in an
Ammunition plant. This was particularly
dangerous work where MK had to handle
nitroglycerin. MK left after only two
weeks when a explosion dispatched two
coworkers just 100 feet down the line. It
was after the blast that MK decided not
to put off his return to college any
The trip to visit Mathew is
significant. A few years before Mathew with $2500
in gold set up a carpet business for the family
at 220 Genesse Street in Utica New York. They
choose Utica because of a close family friendship
with an American Missionary from Utica. The store
has since moved and is now known as Mark
Keshishian & Sons in Chevy Chase Maryland.
in 1913 at college in Bardazag.