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Christopher PETTERSEN; b. 1885 Greenock, Scotland; son of Peter Edwin PETTERSEN (Norwegian consul) & Ida CHRISTOPHERSEN; brother of Sigrid PETTERSEN; chartered accountant; 1906 to Punta Arenas, Braun & Blanchard, shipowners; rose to position of company manager; 1917 founder member of Magallanes Golf Club; member of British Club; d. 1955 Viña del Mar; photo album

m. 1919 Greenock, Scotland

Mary Kelday TULLOCH; b. 1899 Greenock, Scotland

Children (all born Punta Arenas, educated at British School (P.A.) and St. Peter's School, Villa Alemana):

1. Kenneth Cameron; b. 1922; 1942 Punta Arenas, military service; 1944 enlisted in British army, rank of lance-corporal in the 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, 12 Corps, 1st Royal Tank Regiment (Field Marshal Montgomery's "Desert Rat" tank corps); 1945 awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in Germany; later transferred to the King's Dragoon Guards; 1946 - 1948 stationed in Palestine; university education in USA (BA, MA and PhD): university professor of romance languages; m. Dorothy BARWICK; 3 sons; d. 1997, Wichita, Kansas

2. Eric John; b. 1925; cadet, Ganadera de Tierra del Fuego (ex-SETF); managed Ea. Punta Delgada; rose to technical manager; ranched on own acount at Tamelaike (formerly Fenton Station); retired to Viña del Mar; d. 2012 Viña del Mar, Chile; m. 1961 Carolyn Ruth CAVE; 2 daughters

3. Christopher ("Kit") John (Cristóbal Juan); b. 1938 Punta Arenas; studied at the Grange School, Santiago, followed by university education in Business Administration in Chile, USA and UK (BBA, MBA); Partner of the Price Waterhouse South American Firm (SOAMFIR); m. María Adriana MARTINI: 2 children

Mary, Kenneth + Eric
Mary + "Kit"
Thanks to Kit Pettersen for supplying family information and photographs (VI-2011)
Further sources:
(1) "Streams in the Wasteland", Elizabeth Dooley, 1993
(2) Anglican parish registers, St. James, Punta Arenas
Last update: 2-II-2012