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His father Markos Kersa
His uncle Haile Kersa
His sister Tereza Markos
His sister Maria Markos (a Catholic nun) 
Abba Francois Markos A Great Humanitarian & Educator
Abba Francois Markos
Abba François had 3 siblings, Alemu, Desta and Tereza. Alemu died in 1923, the same year his father died from ‘tessebo’ (Typhus disease). His sister, Desta became a Roman Catholic Nun and acquired the name Sister Maria Markos. Sister Maria died in her youth, after serving as a nun. Tereza Markos got married to Ato Wolde Yohannes Tekle-Mariam and had 12 children, and 18 grandchildren as of 2004.
1910 - 1989
Abba François' father, Ato Markos Kaersa was born in 1885 in Nadene, Cheha Woreda. As a young boy he had the opportunity to travel to Harer with one of his merchant relatives. There he got French education from the Catholic missionaries and became a Roman Catholic. When he came back he got a job with the post office in Addis Ababa. He got married in his late teens to Neguatate Kurissa, who was named Askale Mariam Kurissa after baptism. They had four children, two boys and two girls. In those days the long distance between Nadene and Addis Ababa, which is 200 Kms., used to take 5 to 7 days on foot and horse back. Because of this Ato Markos, who was only able to visit his family once a year during the 'Maskal' holiday. So Woizero Askale had to take care of the 4 children all by herself. She got sick and died in 1919. Ato Markos' brother, Ato Wolde Mariam Kaersa took the children into his custody until Ato Markos returned from Addis Ababa. After a year, Ato Markos Kaersa got married to Askale Gebre-Mikael. This time he took his new wife, his eldest son Alemu, and his new wife's brother Gizaw Gebre- Mikael to Addis Ababa. Later on Child Francois Markos with his cousin Tesfayae Wolde-Mariam joined the family in Addis Ababa.   
Tadesse Markos
Tadelech Haile
Fikru Tesfaye
Berhanu Paulos
His Family
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