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British Families in Southern Patagonia


Edwin Frank [Eduardo Francisco] BEECHER, b. 1868, son of William Henry BEECHER and Sarah CASH; 1897 emigrated from London to Rio Gallegos, Prov. Santa Cruz; builder; 1900-1911 operated "The White Elephant" hotel on Calle Zapiola; 1905 imported first automobile in Territory (maker "Star" of Wolverhampton; shipped from Liverpool to Punta Arenas via P.S.N.C., then driven overland to Rio Gallegos); 1911-1939 operated "Beecher's Bazaar"; founder member of British Club, and Club President in 1918 and 1921; fouder member of Cosmopolitan Club (Club Cosmopolita); shareholder in freezer works (The New Meat Patagonia Cold Storage Company); d. 1939 at sea, while en route from Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos;

(family photo album)

Beecher family
Beecher family, 1914
m. 1904 Hartley Wintney, Hampshire;

Mary Elizabeth KEEN
, b. Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire; d. 1957;

1. Edwin Henry, b. 1906
2. Amy, b. 1906
3. Watts Percy, b. 1908
4. Ida Mary, b. 1909
5. Arthur Victor, b. 1911
Source:  Pablo Gustavo Beecher (V-2008)
Last updated: 29-III-2010