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Charles Edward GRANT

b. 1878 Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire; son of Henry Sanders GRANT, doctor, & Sarah Jane JONES; 1896 to Australia to learn sheep-ranching; 1904 to Argentina, worked for the Compañía Ganadera Los Cisnes, on an estancia in the Precordillera; 1906 drove first sheep to Estancia La Madrugada, near Cabo Blanco, Puerto Deseado; 1912 brought wife to Bahía Mazarredo; founder member of the Sociedad Rural; 1921 family spent one year in Britain; 1944 retired from position of manager at La Madrugada; 1947 d. on his children's ranch, Estancia Río Blanco, Bajo Caracoles.

m. 1912 Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire

Marjorie Anne Jones

b. 1889; dtr. of William Christopher JONES, brewer, & Hagar Sarah SIMMONS; 1912 to Argentina with husband; 1948 returned to Puerto Deseado after husband's death


1. Marjorie Elizabeth; b. 1914 Puerto Deseado  (continued below)
2. Henry Herbert; b.1920


Dietrich AMELUNG

b. 1914 Puerto Deseado; employed in Agencia Chevrolet and Taller Volcán

m. 1942

Marjorie Elizabeth GRANT

(from above) 1928-1932 attended Olivos English College, Buenos Aires; d. 1991
memories of her life [in Spanish]


1. Guillermina Margarita
2. Sara Griselda
3. Erica Rosemarie
4. Carlos Severino

Thanks: Violeta Martínez (IV-2010); Eleanor Williams (IX-2016)
Additional sources:
(1) England+Wales civil registration indexes
(2) England+Wales 1881 census
(3) "Cuadernos de Historia Deseadense #5", Archivo Histórico Municipal, Puerto Deseado, Prov. Santa Cruz, 1988
(4) "Boletín de la Sociedad Rural de Deseado", No. 121, Nov. 1947
Last updated: 01-IX-2016