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Lloyd Hilton Smith[1]

Male 1905 - 1999  (94 years)

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  • Name Lloyd Hilton Smith 
    Born Jul 09, 1905  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security Number 084-05-6207 
    • LLOYD H SMITH, 09 Jul 1905, 27 Oct 1999, LR 77005 (Houston, Harris, TX), 084-05-6207, issued NY
    Died Oct 29, 1999  Palm Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a vice president of Humble Oil Company.  He was living on Park Avenue in New York in 1989.
          From the Dec 6, 1999 National Review
          " Lloyd H. Smith, R.I.P.
          "Lloyd Hilton Smith was one of the guests at a party in Beverly Hills in 1953, given in honor of Judy Garland. I was taken there (age 26) by Morrie Ryskind, the comic playwright who did most of the Marx Brothers pictures and was now, above all, a committed conservative. Ryskind knew Lloyd Smith, a Texas oilman, and thought him a possible subscriber to the start-up funds Ryskind had devoted many nights to helping me to raise: Objective, to float National Review, Inc., in 1955.
          "We became close friends and over the years saw each other frequently, in Houston where he lived until the death of his wife, Elizabeth, with whom I would do the Canadian Air Force Exercises in their living room; and, subsequently, in Southampton and Palm Beach.
          "He had been the editor ("chairman") of the Yale Daily News twenty years before me, and we had that among so many other interests in common. He was almost paralyzingly soft-spoken and given to long hesitations before completing a sentence, let alone a thought. He was much taken by the possibility of buying the Washington Star in its closing years, to put up opposition to the Washington Post; but the deal never came through, and then there was the happy birth of the Washington Times.
          "Lloyd Smith, grievously crippled in his last years, had been a vigorous athlete and used to challenge me to a steeplechase, an event that never took place, and was not again mentioned when his legs finally broke down. He served twenty-five years as a director of National Review. We extend to his four daughters our sympathy, and our re-expressed gratitude for his contributions and for the pleasure of his company.
      COPYRIGHT 1999 National Review, Inc.
      COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group"
      Paper: Houston Chronicle
      Date: Friday 10/29/99
      LLOYD HILTON SMITH, a resident of Southampton, NY, and Palm Beach, Fl, died Wednesday, October 27, in Palm Beach. Mr. Smith, who often quoted the Mark Twain exclamation, "If I cannot smoke cigars in Heaven, then I won't go," was 94. Born in Pittsburgh, the deceased was a member of the Yale Class of 1929, where he was Editor of the Daily News. Following graduation, he pursued a career in finance in New York City and was a founder of Argus Research Corp. and Laird, Inc. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander and seeing action in the Pacific on the legendary aircraft carriers, the Hornet and the Wasp. Following the War, Mr. Smith was active as an independent oil and gas producer and was Chairman of Paraffine Oil Co. in Houston, Texas. He served on numerous corporate boards, including Curtis-Wright Corp., Information Storage Systems, and Falcon-Seaboard, Inc. He was also a Director of the Michael DeBakey Medical Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The deceased was well-known as a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. He was a Founding Director of the National Review Magazine and along with Paul Nitze, the Committee On The Present Danger. He was also a major benefactor of the American Spectator Magazine and the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Smith had been a member of the National Golf Links of America, The Brook, The Southampton Club, The Meadow Club, and the Racquet & Tennis Club in New York, and The Everglades and The Bath & Tennis Clubs in Palm Beach. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Keith Wiess, and his sister, Elizabeth Smith Hamilton. He is survived by four daughters, Camilla Clay Smith, Sandra Isabel Lloyd and husband, Douglass Smith, Sharon Keller and husband, David, and Sydney MacPherson and husband, Barry; grandchildren Robert Livingston Gerry, IV, Lloyd Harriman Gerry, Christopher Schaefer Keller, Michael Roland Keller, Elizabeth Cairns MacPherson, Ian Barry MacPherson, Megan Keith MacPherson, and great-granddaughter, Katherine Lloyd Keller. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 29, at 3 :00PM, at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Interment will be Monday, November 1, at the Southampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to his favorite charities.
      Sothebys lists for year 2000:  "APRIL 12-13, 2000
                  MAGNIFICENT JEWELS
          "Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Smith.  Sotheby's New York will be offering a spectacular selection of jewelry ranging from rare and antique to modern and sophisticated, in the Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on April 12th and 13th.  Highlighting the sale are two exceptional private collections from Mrs.Lloyd H. Smith from Southampton, Houston and New York and Ms. Jocelyne Wildenstein of New York. With more than 540 lots of exquisite, graceful and brilliant jewelry, the sale will include pieces from some of today's most celebrated jewelry designers including, Cartier, Tiffany & Company, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Harry Winston.
          "Highlights include an important, fancy light pink diamond ring, Oscar Heyman & Brothers (est. $250/350,000), an emerald-cut diamond of fancy light pink color, 10.13 carats, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum, a stunning and elaborate antique diamond fringe necklace, circa 1875 designed as a graduated fringe of pear-shaped diamond pendants, many in pastel colors including yellowish, brownish, greenish and grayish tints supported by rosettes of similarly colored diamonds, (est. $60/80,000), a diamond ring, 28.16 carats, I color, VS1 clarity (est.$350/450,000), property of a California private collector, a highly important Alexandrite and diamond ring (est.$100/200,000), property of a gentlemen, beautifully cut and distinct in color, weighing 35.50 carats flanked by 4 baguette diamonds."
      And Diamond Registry, referring to the same sale, noted:
          "The Smith Collection totaled $3.5 million in sales selling 95% of the 61 lots offered. .... While none of the jewels outside the Smith collection topped $1 million, there were several diamond pieces in the Sotheby's top ten sales result list, including several fancy diamonds, mostly set in rings. One was a superb fancy vivid orangy yellow, which sold for $885,750. Another, a highly important fancy vivid yellow diamond ring, pear-shaped, weighing 20.03 carats, sold for $665,750, or $33,237 per carat, halfway between the $600,000 to $700,000 estimated price. An important fancy light-pink diamond ring by Oscar Heyman & Brothers, weighing 10.13 carats, sold for $412,750 or $40,745 per carat.
          From the Smith collection, an extraordinary Cartier designed sapphire and diamond bracelet sold for $1.4 million to an American dealer. Seven sapphires, all of Kashmir origin, weighed a total of 58.70 carats and were surrounded by 182 diamonds. Experts agree that Kashmir sapphires are among the rarest of gemstones.
          The second highest result of this collection was a magnificent "blue/white" emerald-cut diamond ring weighing 26.95 carats. With a light blue cast, its natural color, the ring sold for $1,050,750 or $39,000 per carat."
    Person ID I36533  mykindred
    Last Modified May 31, 2009 

    Father [son] Smith,   d.
    Family ID F19464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Keith Wiess,   b. Feb 09, 1916, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 01, 1996  (Age 80 years) 
    Married May 25, 1940 
     1. Camilla Smith,   d. Y
    +2. Sandra Keith Smith,   b. Apr 11, 1941, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +3. Living
    +4. Sydney Carothers Smith,   b. Jan 07, 1952, Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F13133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2757] Texas birth records on-line.