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John PATTERSON; b. 1874 Anderston, Glasgow; son of Robert PATTERSON, master causewayer, & Elizabeth Piggot OGILVY; brother of Ruby PATTERSON (see below); c1879 family moved to Gargunnock, Stirlingshire; c1896 missionary in Ireland; 1903 Punta Arenas, headmaster at St. James Anglican school; 1908 visit to Ireland and Scotland; 1913 Punta Arenas, employed by Soc. Anónima Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia; c1918 to Río Gallegos; 1938 retired as sales manager; d. 1945 Río Gallegos (Río Gallegos photo albums: people, events, places)

m. c1903 Ireland?

Elizabeth COTTRELL; dtr. of Frances COTTRELL, policeman, & Mary JENNINGS; 1903 Punta Arenas, teacher at St. James Anglican school; 1908 visit to Ireland and Scotland; d. 1930 Río Gallegos

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Elizabeth Cottrell John Patterson

Child: Robert Gordon Keith, b. 1905 Punta Arenas; 1919 completed schooling at Strathallan School, Scotland; 1927 to Río Gallegos, employed at Anglo-South American Bank; 1932 returned to UK; m. 1936 Ann Gillespie CROMBIE; with descent; d. 1976 (Patagonia photo album)


William Alan ["Bill"] CLARKSON; b. c1880, son of Charles CLARKSON, engineer; engineer; 1913 Magallanes, in lighthouse service; 1917 at freezing works, San Gregorio, Magellan Straits; 1924 remarried; d. c1968

m. 1915 Punta Arenas

Ruby PATTERSON b. c1887; (sister of John PATTERSON, above); 1913 to Huancayo - Jauja, Peru, for health reasons; 1915 letter to mother; d. 1917 Punta Arenas; bur. Punta Arenas

Child: Ruby Heather; d. 1918 Punta Arenas; bur. Punta Arenas

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Ruby Patterson Bill Clarkson
Thanks: Liz Patterson
Updated: 16-III-2012