Biographies

OKOKKO c 1844 - c 1906
Tierra del Fuego

Yahgan Indian, was persuaded by GP DESPARD to come to Keppel Island when he was 15. He arrived with several others in January 1859. During a stay of 10 months, he learnt practical skills as well as...

OLSEN, NILS ERLING 1910 - 1975
Norway

Norwegian whaling manager, was born in Sandefjord, Norway on 3 December 1910, son of Nils Bertinius Olsen and Andrea Gulliksen, née Ellingsen.

His father died of TB before his son was born in 1910...

OMMANNEY, FRANCIS DOWNES (Dick) 1903 - 1980
England

writer and biologist, was born at Strawberry Hill, London, on 22 April 1903, one of the five children of Olive Caroline, née Owen, wife of Colonel Francis Frederick Ommanney. After Aldenham School,...

ONSLOW, JOHN JAMES 1785 - 1856
England

naval officer, was born in 1785, the second surviving son of Admiral Sir Richard Onslow, bart and Anne, née Mitchell. He entered the Royal Navy at the relatively late age of 25 and served in the...

OWEN, DAVID ANTHONY LLEWELLYN b 1938
England

doctor, minister and baron, was born in Plympton, Devon on 2 July 1938, son of Dr John William Morris Owen and Mary, née Llewellyn. Educated at Bradfield College, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge...

PACHECO, JORGE 1761 - 1833
Argentina

soldier and colonist, was born in Buenos Aires on 25 April 1761. At twenty, he began a military career as a second lieutenant in the cavalry taking part in several campaigns against the Indians. In...

PACKE, ROBERT CHRISTOPHER 1899 - 1918
Falkland Islands

airman, was born in Sulivan House, Stanley on 17 January 1899, the elder son of Vere Packe and his wife Winifred, née Felton.

Vere Packe was the nephew of Captain Robert PACKE, and came out to take...

PACKE, ROBERT CHRISTOPHER c 1824 - 1894
England

landowner, was probably born in 1824. He was one of the sons of Colonel Henry Packe of Twyford Hall, Twyford near Reepham, Norfolk. His father was the principal landowner in this small parish which...

PALACIOS, ALFREDO LORENZO 1880 - 1965
Argentina

Argentine politician, was born in Buenos Aires in 1880. He qualified as a lawyer in 1900, but his thesis on La Miseria en la Republica Argentina (Poverty in the Argentine Republic) was rejected...

PARISH, Sir WOODBINE 1796 - 1882
England

diplomat, was born on 14 September 1796, the eldest son of Woodbine Parish and Elizabeth Headley. He received his first appointment in the public service in 1812. His career as a diplomat began...

PARKER, JAMES ROLAND WALTER 1919 - 2009
England

governor, was born in London on 20 December 1919, the son of Alexander Roland Parker, an official at the Post Office and his wife Annie Jane Louise, née Morris. Parker entered the Ministry of...

PASCUAL CALLEJAS, JUAN fl 1775
Spain

Spanish naval officer, usually referred to as Callejas, was sent to Puerto de la Soledad with stores and provisions towards the end of 1775, as a piloto in command of the brig Santo Cristo del Buen...

PECK, DESMOND DOUGLAS BARNARD (Des) 1907 - 1988
Falkland Islands

poet, musician and general merchant, was born on 19 August 1907, tenth and youngest child of William Peck, shepherd and his wife Wilhelmina, née Smith.

He was educated at the Government School in...

PECK, TERRY 1938 - 2006
Falkland Islands

chief police officer, was born on 2 August 1938, a fourth generation Islander and one of eight children born to James Peck and Ellen (Nellie) Peck, née MacAtasney.

He attended the infant/junior and...

PENSIONERS, The Military (or Chelsea) -1849
England (also Ireland)

In the late 1840s, after the departure of the majority of the sappers and miners, Stanley consisted of only a few hundred persons, so additional immigrants were very necessary, as was some form of...

PERNETTY, ANTOINE-JOSEPH (or Pernety) 1716 - 1801
France

French priest and naturalist, was born in Roanne (Loire) on 13 February 1716. As a Benedictine monk, he had been attached since 1730 to the Abbey of St Maur at St Germain des Prés, then just...

PERON, JUAN DOMINGO 1895 - 1974
Argentina

Argentine president, was born on 8 October 1895 in Lobos,in the province of Buenos Aires, to parents of Creole and Italian ancestry. He chose a career in the army and married Aurelia Tizón. In...

PETERS, CHARLES PHILIP 1889-1946
England

engineer, was born on 5 April 1889 at Landport in Portsmouth, the son of a master baker.

During the first months of World War I he was marine engineer on a collier taking fuel to the British fleet...

PETTINGILL, (OLIN) SEWALL, (Junior) 1907-2001
United States

American ornithologist, was born in Belgrade, Maine, the son of Dr Olin Sewall Pettingill and Marion Groves. He studied for three years at Bowdoin College, where a visiting lecturer, Dr Robert...

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PIEDRA BUENA, LUIS c 1833 - 1883
Argentina

Argentine sailor and explorer, was born in Carmen de Patagones {Argentina} the son of Miguel Piedra Buena and Vicenta, née Rodriguez. He began his career as a sailor at the age of 11 under Captains...

PIERCE-BUTLER, KENELM SOMERSET 1917 - 1995
England

official and whaling manager, was born at Bideford, Devon on 24 November 1917, the son of the Rev Rollo Pierce-Butler. He was educated at schools in Southampton and Winchester before entering the...

PINZON Y ALVAREZ, LUIS HERNANDEZ 1816 - 1891
Spain

Spanish admiral and senator, was born in Palos de Moguer (Huelva) on 23 December 1816. He began his career as a coast guard in Cadiz in 1833. After qualifying as an officer, he took part in various...

POLE-EVANS, DOUGLAS MARKHAM 1917 - 1992
Falkland Islands

farmer, was born on 20 May 1917 in the Falkland Islands, the eldest child of the marriage of Reginald Carew POLE-EVANS to Orissa, née Lewis.

He had a sister, Audrey (born 1918) and a younger...

POLE-EVANS, REGINALD CAREW 1883 - 1952
Wales

was born on 14 October 1883 in Wales at Llanmaes, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, one of eight children of the marriage of the Reverend Daniel Evans to Caroline Jane Pole on 4 October 1877.

After...