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John Benitz & Aphra A. Peard
(1901-1975)    (1901-1994)

Event Timeline - Combined

Year Age Event
1901 0 April 14 – John was born at Cruz Grande, Cba.
1901 0 October 23 – Aphra was born in Coronel Suarez, BsAs (prov.), Argentina
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1918-1920 1 John, and his brother Alfred, attended Malvern College (Malvern, Worcestershire, England).
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1926 25 April 6 – John & Aphra were married in Hurlingham, BsAs (prov.), Argentina
1926-1929 25-28 John & Aphra lived at and he managed estancia “Monteguaz˙”, one sq. league near Ballesteros, Cˇrdoba.  It was sold before 1930 to pay debts.
1928 27 John assumed management of Los Algarrobos after Robert Macintosh retired to England.
1 1 Member of Argentine polo team that toured Cuba and the US.
1933 1 Half of Los Algarrobos was sold to pay debts, the remaining 2 leagues was split into four equal parts, ½ league each. John received the casco (headquarters).  He also managed the shares of his nephews Robin & David (their father Alfred died 1 April, 1933).
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1953 52 John sold his share (½ league, 1,250 has.) of Los Algarrobos & moved to England.  Note: with an unstable government in power (Peron), land prices were depressed, consequently John likely sold for far less than its true value.  Adjusted for inflation to 2022, he probably sold for U$D 600-700 per hectare.  In 2022 good land in the same department of Union sold for as much as $19,500 per hectare.  Today, Union is prized for soybeans, a valuable crop not sown in Argentina in the 1950s.
ca.1954 53 John invested most his capital with a partner in a company selling tractors in Brazil.  The company went bust and John lost it all, severly limiting his circumstances. [JCB]
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1975 74 March 14 – John died in Herriard, Hampshire, England
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1994 93 November 17 – Aphra died in Camberley, Hampshire, England.

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)