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British Families in Southern Patagonia


William Samuel MACKENZIE

b. 1871 Portgower, Helmsdale, Sutherland (son of Samuel MACKENZIE & Minna ROBERTSON); 1895 arrived Punta Arenas; (with Bader, Dickie and FELL) settled at "Asentamiento O'Higgins", near Monte Aymond, Chile; (to Prov. Santa Cruz) Ea. Pali-Aike (owner John HAMILTON); to Ea. Markatch-Aike (owners August KARK & Margarethe née EBERHARD); foreman; manager; 1920 bought Ea. Cañadón del Chara (initially joint ownership with Hermann KARK & August MOY, both nephews of August KARK); d. 1934 (family photos ; ranch photos ; ranch cemetery)

m. c1899 Río Gallegos

Fridiofine Margarethe Elise DILL von Elm

b. 1873 Wandsbek (suburb of Hamburg), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; 1898 arr. Río Gallegos with KARK family; d.1973


1. Minna María, b. 1900; m. Ernest SPEAKE (1896-1964), 2 sons; d. 1986

2. Carlos Augusto ["Charlie"], b. 1902; m. Ana María Hilda CLASEN (1905-1988), no descent; d. 1985

3. Guillermo Juan ["Willy"], b. 1906; managed Ea. Cañadón del Chara; m. Clara María FUHR (1909-1981), 1 son; d. 1952

4. John Hugh, b. 1908; c1939 managed Ea. Markatch-Aike (owner was widow of OSENBRUG); m. Jessie Dolina MORRISON (1911-1990, sister of Harriet MORRISON), 2 dtrs, 1 son; d. 1957

5. Alexander, b. 1910; m. Harriet MORRISON (1917-1980, sister of Jessie MORRISON), 4 dtrs, 1 son; d. 1984

Thanks: Mayo Mackenzie (2004, III-2012); Luis Irigoyen (2006)
Last updated: 11-III-2016