(1858-1928), landowner and politician, was born on 19 February
1858, the fourth child and second son of William Mooney
(1810-1867) of Milltown, Co. Westmeath, and his wife Mary Murray
(1808-1869). His sister Margarita [née Mooney] Morgan
(1839-1923), benefactor, commissioned the Irish altars in Luján
basilica and Clonmacnoise school in San Antonio de Areco.
Guillermo Mooney was a member of the
Conservative party in Buenos Aires province. In 1910 he sat in
the party's communications committee. His political bravery and
good knowledge of the Spanish language were well-known in the
region north-west of Buenos Aires. Mooney fought with Col.
Gorordo to defend Pergamino city from the indian raids. He lived
temporarily in Uruguay. In 1856 Guillermo Mooney went with his
father to establish estancia El Paraíso in San Antonio de Areco,
and later estancia El Procreo in Pergamino. He also owned land
in Santa Fe and Fray Bentos, Uruguay.
Guillermo Mooney married Catalina
(1846-1887), daughter of David Suffern (1814-1862) of Co.
Antrim, and Mary MacStravack. The had six children. Guillermo
Mooney died on 1 May 1928 and was buried at the cemetery of San
Antonio de Areco.
Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su Actuación y Descendencia
(Buenos Aires, 1987), p. 666.
Constitution of the Conservative Party of the Buenos Aires
province, La Plata, Buenos Aires.