Day Four...Everybody (ok, Michael) wants to rule the world

We left Santiago this morning and flew to Puerto Montt, Chile.  So, you may be wondering, "Why would they do that?" It's a simple answer...it's all about Jorge Montt, one of the many Montt's this fair port city is named after.  Ok, so your next two questions, "Who is Jorge Montt and why should I care?"

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  Jorge Montt Álvarez  (April 26, 1845 - October 8, 1922) was vice admiral of the Chilean Navy and president of Chile from
1891 to 1896. 



 Born in Casablanca, Chile, he was
a nephew of previous Chilean president Manuel Montt, and a cousin
of future president Pedro Montt.
After graduating from the naval academy in 1861, he served in the Chincha Islands War
(1864-1866) and the War of the
Pacific (1879-1883). He led the 1891 Chilean
Civil War against President José Manuel
Balmaceda to become provisional leader and eventually president in
1891. 



 Jorge Montt Alvarez was the 12th
President of Chile. 



 …He had a daughter named
Elisa 



 …Who married Matthew
Molanphy (Michael’s grandfather) 



 …they had Michael’s father
in Chile (also named Matthew) 



 ...then, they moved to Cuba
where Michael’s father eventually met, and married, Carmen Garcia Montez. 



 …And, then Michael Matthew
Molanphy was born in exile.   



 …38 years later, he married
Kathryn Anne Groeber who is a mutt with no particular lineage to speak of.  And, there went the family.   





   That, my friends, is why we are in Puerto Montt.

Jorge Montt Álvarez (April 26, 1845 - October 8, 1922) was vice admiral of the Chilean Navy and president of Chile from 1891 to 1896.

Born in Casablanca, Chile, he was a nephew of previous Chilean president Manuel Montt, and a cousin of future president Pedro Montt. After graduating from the naval academy in 1861, he served in the Chincha Islands War (1864-1866) and the War of the Pacific (1879-1883). He led the 1891 Chilean Civil War against President José Manuel Balmaceda to become provisional leader and eventually president in 1891.

Jorge Montt Alvarez was the 12th President of Chile.

…He had a daughter named Elisa

…Who married Matthew Molanphy (Michael’s grandfather)

…they had Michael’s father in Chile (also named Matthew)

...then, they moved to Cuba where Michael’s father eventually met, and married, Carmen Garcia Montez.

…And, then Michael Matthew Molanphy was born in exile. 

…38 years later, he married Kathryn Anne Groeber who is a mutt with no particular lineage to speak of.  And, there went the family.  

 That, my friends, is why we are in Puerto Montt.

Michael draped himself in the glory of his family's past ... that and $350 Chilean pesos got us on the bus back to the hotel. Viva Chile! 

Michael draped himself in the glory of his family's past ... that and $350 Chilean pesos got us on the bus back to the hotel. Viva Chile!