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advert Alexander MORRISON

b. c1864 Scotland; to Falklands; bef. 1898 rancher at Río Penitente, Magallanes; d. 1929; bur. Punta Arenas


m. Falkalnds [?]

Ellen [aka Helen] Haining MCCALL

b. 1864; dtr. of George MCCALL (brother of William MCCALL) & Susan HAINING; d. 1949; bur. Punta Arenas



1. John Kenneth; b. 1892 Falklands[?]; d. 1952; bur. Punta Arenas
2. George McCall; b. 1893; d. 1961
3. Archie McCall; b. 1895; rancher near Río Gallegos; d. 1957 Buenos Aires
4. Alexander Donald McCall; b. 1897; d. 1948
5. Catherine Ann [Kitty]; b. 1900; m. 1928 Punta Arenas, John DICK (see below, DICK—MORRISON); with descent; d. 1978; bur. Punta Arenas
6. William McCall; b. 1903; d. 1950; bur. Punta Arenas
7. Wilfred Cave Magellan; b. 1907; rancher Ea. Palermo; m. 1947 Sylvia HAMANN (see HAMANN—NICOL)


link John DICK

b. 1894 Scotland; son of Thomas DICK, engineer, & Elena HENDERSON; accountant; 1913 to Punta Arenas, employed by Townsend & Co.; 1914 at Frigorífico Puerto Sara; employed by Lethaby & Gallie; 1924 took over business; 1927, associated with Russell BECKETT; 1928 associated with Custodio BRAVO ("Dick y Bravo"); 1933 President of British Club of Magallanes (later, Treasurer); represented numerous estancias, as well as British companies; Santiago, agency run by Julio and José Luis CONTARDI; director and manager of various companies; member of various social organizations; owned race-horse stable; 1946 Chairman of British School Committee; d. 1954; bur. Punta Arenas

m. 1928 Punta Arenas


Catalina Ann ["Kitty"] MORRISON McCall

b. 1900; 1931 acquired Estancia María Emilia (Tierra del Fuego) in association with Custodio BRAVO; 1946 Punta Arenas, donated materials to British School; d. 1978; bur. Punta Arenas


1. Alexander Thomas Magellan, b. 1929; Punta Arenas, attended British School; m. Mariette del Carmen CRUZAT Varas; with descent; d. 1994; bur. Punta Arenas

(1) Anglican baptisms, Punta Arenas
(2) Gravestone inscriptions, Punta Arenas
(3) "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley, 1993
(4) "Colonizadores de Tierra del Fuego", Kramarenko y Sackel, Punta Arenas, 2007
Thanks: Bill McCall
Updated: 9-II-2014