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Jim Bell & Bernice Benitz
(1879-1945)    (1895-1998)

Event Timeline

Year Age Event
1879-11-28 0 James MacDonald Bell, Jim, was born in San José de Flores (today a western district of Buenos Aires city), Buenos Aires, Arg.
1895-04-15 15-0 Bernice Wilhelmina Benitz, Bernice, was born in San José de Flores (today a western district of Buenos Aires city), Buenos Aires, Arg., the 7th. child of William Otto Benitz and Clara Electa Allyn, of estancia "La California", Santa Fé, Arg.  (Per anecdote, Jim held Bernice at her christening.)
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- - Popular-Name attended what schools?
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- - Jim served with the (Army / Navy / RAF ?) during WW-I. Awards, theater, ranks.
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1915-11-17 36-20 Jim & Bernice were married in Belgrano (today a northern district of Buenos Aires city),  Buenos Aires, Arg.
1916-08-24 37-21 Daughter Jean Allyn Bell born in Buenos Aires, Arg.
1910s & 1920s - Jim was a manager with the Santa Fe Land Co. (La Forestal), based in San Cristóbal, Santa Fé, Arg.
1918-11-02 40-24 Son James Frank MaDonald Bell (Frankie) born at San Cristóbal, Santa Fé, Arg.
1930s ? - Bernice sold her part of estancia "La California", inherited from her father.  She and Jim invested the proceeds in an estancia of their own near Ceres, Santa Fé.  However, locusts destroyed their crops & pastures for several years running forcing them into bankrupcy.
1937 ? - Jim became mayordomo at estancia "Las Tres Lagunas", which was owned by Auntie Olga, widow of Bernice's Uncle Alfred Benitz.
-1945-05-27 65-50 Jim died at estancia "Las Tres Lagunas", Las Rosas, Santa Fé, Arg.  He was buried at estancia "La California", Las Rosas, Santa Fé, Arg.
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1998-01-22 102 Bernice died in Camberley, Surrey, England.  Her ashes were buried at estancia "La California", Las Rosas, Santa Fé, Arg.

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