Agnes was born in Canterbury CT. and moved to Rehoboth, MA. when small. She had 3 sisters, Miriam, Hazel, Satanig, and 3 bothers, Antranig, Hagop, and Harry. One sister named Anna died at the age of 6 after eating rhubarb leaves, which are poisonous. Their mother Altoun, died around the age of 52 of a brain tumor. Their father, Marderos, died in 1941 of natural causes.