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Graham Paul & “Nena” Benitz
(1886-195x)     (1889-1984)

Event Timeline — Graham Paul & Nena Benitz

Year Age Event
1886 0 January 5 - Graham born, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.  Father, from England, is a farmer.
1889 0 April 15 -Nena born, San José de Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1904 18 July 17 - Graham arrived at estancia "Los Algarrobos" (Monte Buey, Córdoba), to work for John E. Benitz as a pupil (segundo).
1906-07 20 November - Graham travels to England for a few months, returning in June, 1907
1908-10 22-24 Graham quit "Los Algarrobos" to try his luck in the Chaco.  His brother, Santiago (James), who also worked at "Los Algarrobos", joins him in November, 1909, taking two stallions, a gift to Graham from John E. Benitz.  In 1910, Graham offers John advice on a manager for estancia "El Bermejo".
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1913 1 May 16, Graham and Nena were married in England.
1914-18 1 WW-I: Graham served in the Middle East as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Hussars;  Nena was an ambulance driver with the British Red Cross.
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1950's 1 Graham and Nena rented a house, "Miriam", in Cruz Grande, Córdoba - across the road from the entrance to "El Rincón", up next to the Hotel Zapata.
1954 1 Graham died in Buenos Aires.
1 1 After Graham's death, Nena continued on at “Miriam”, supported by her nephews & nieces when her savings ran out.
1970 ? 1 Nena moved to “El Piquete”, Las Rosas, Santa Fé, estancia belonging to nephew Malcolm Benitz.
1974+ 1 Nena moved to BABS (British-American Benevolent Society) retirement home in Buenos Aires, there with sisters Clarita & Marion.
1984 1 September 25 - Nena died in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Buried with Graham, British Cemetery, Chacarita, Buenos Aires.

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