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Percival Joseph MASTERS

b. 1876 Lymington, Hants., son of Walter Harry MASTERS, mariner, & Annie Eliza HODDER; sailor; 1900 to Río Gallegos; at gold-diggings in Cabo Vírgenes; 1904 at Estancia Gap; later, rancher at Lago Roca, on S. shore of Lago Argentino; later at Cerro Frías, Punta Avellaneda and Calafate; 1914 founded Estancia Cristina on North Arm, Lago Argentino; amateur radio enthusiast; d. after 1959

m. 1900 South Stoneham, Hants.

Jessie Eliza (Elizabeth) WILDIG

b. 1876 Chester, dtr. of Ralph L. WILDIG, plumber, & Lavinia Ellen LIMMING [some Argentine authors give Jessie's surname as WARING, but this is not how she is identified in the official British records.]; d. 1971


1. Percival Herbert, b. 1902; bap. 1904; studies at St. George School, Quilmes; d. 1984 Río Gallegos; (m. Janet MACDONALD, d. 1997)
2. Elinor Cristina ("Nelly"), b. 1904; d. 1924; memorial plaque, Río Gallegos

Estancia Cristina Cemetery

(1) England & Wales, Census 1881
(2) England and Wales, Civil Registration index
(3) "Vida y Acción de los Masters"; en http://www.santacruz.gov.ar/cultura/biblioteca/
(4) "This Way Southward", A F Tschiffely, New York, 1940
Last updated: 7-II-2015