(1862-1934), milk retailer, was born in Buenos Aires on 12 May
1874, the second son of seven children of Matthew Shine
(1830-1911) and his wife, Elizabeth Mary Hunt (1835-1886),
from Friartown, County Limerick. The family had Church of
Ireland and Roman Catholic backgrounds and for that reason
emigrated to Argentina in about 1870.
Shine was sent to Ireland to study at Rockwell College of the
Holy Ghost fathers (Cashel, County Tipperary). Upon return to
Argentina, he settled in Rafaela, Santa Fe, were
he initiated a dairy industry. Shine was the manager of the
butter manufacturer River Plate & Co. In 1906, Santiago
Shine was responsible for the establishment of new plants in San Jerónimo, Santa María, Bella Italia, and Felicia. He owned a
total of seventy dairy shops in the region. Santiago Shine
married Maria Herminia (d.1975), née Huber. They had two
daughters and a son. Shine died on 18 August 1934.
Rev. 2 February 2009
Abad de Santillán, Diego, Gran Enciclopedia de Santa
Fe (Buenos Aires, 1967).
Coghlan, Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en Argentina: su Actuación
y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987), p. 837.