Guggenheim family

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View from Grand Canal onto Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, Italy
An ASARCO mine near Garfield, Utah
Sinking of RMS Titanic

The Guggenheim family is an American family known for their involvement in the mining industry and later in philanthropy. The family is named after the Alsatian village Gougenheim.[1]

History[edit]

Meyer Guggenheim, a Swiss citizen of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, arrived in America in 1847. Over the next few decades, the family became known for their global successes in mining and smelting, including the American Smelting and Refining Company. Eventually the family possessed one of the largest fortunes in the world. They sold their global mining interests following World War I, then later purchased nitrate mines in Chile. Subsequently, the family largely left direct involvement in running businesses.

Family members became known for their philanthropy in diverse areas such as modern art and aviation, including several Guggenheim Museums, the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and I. M. Pei's Guggenheim Pavilion at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Current interests[edit]

Guggenheim Partners today manages over $200 billion in assets.[2] Another family vehicle, Guggenheim Investment Advisors, oversees about $50 billion in assets.[3]

Family tree[edit]

Meyer Guggenheim (1828–1905) had eleven children, including eight sons, five of whom were active in the family businesses: Isaac, Daniel, Murry, Solomon Robert and (John) Simon. The other sons were Benjamin, Robert and William. The daughters were Jeanette, Rose and Cora. Meyer's eleven children, their spouses and notable descendants are shown below:

  • Meyer Guggenheim (1828–1905)
    • Isaac Guggenheim (1854–1922), m. Carrie Sonneborn (1859–1933)[4]
      • Beulah V. Guggenheim (1877–1960), m. William I. Spiegelberg[5]
      • Edyth B. Guggenheim (1880–1960), m. Adm. Louis M. Josephthal, founder of Josephthal & Company[6]
      • Helene Guggenheim (1886–1962)
        • m. Edmund L. Haas (m. 1905 div.)[7]
        • m. Lord Melvill Ward[8]
        • m. Corlette Glorney[9]
    • Daniel Guggenheim (1856–1930); Daniel became head of the family after his father's death. He married Florence Shloss (1863–1944)
    • Murry Guggenheim (1858–1939), m. Leonie Bernheim[10] (1865–1959)
      • Edmond A. Guggenheim (1888–1972), m. Marion Price (1888–1992)
      • Lucille Guggenheim (1894–1972)
    • Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861–1949); Solomon founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. m. Irene M. Rothschild (1868–1954)
    • Jeanette Guggenheim (1863–1889), m. Albert Gerstle
      • Nettie Gerstle (1889–?)
    • Benjamin Guggenheim (1865–1912); Benjamin died in the Titanic disaster. m. Florette Seligman (1870–1937) m. (1895 – his death)[11]
      • Benita Rosalind Guggenheim (1895–1927)
      • Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979); Peggy founded the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
        • m. Laurence Vail (div. 1928)
        • m. Max Ernst (1891–1976) (m. 1941 div. 1946)
      • Barbara Hazel Guggenheim (1903–1995),
        • m. Sigmund Marshall Kempner (m. June 1921 div. 1922)[15]
        • m. Milton S. Waldman (m. January 1923 div. 1930)[16]
          • Terrence Waldman (1924–1928)[17]
          • Benjamin Waldman (1927–1928)[18]
          • Terrence (four-and-a-half years old) and Benjamin (fourteen months) fell from the roof of the Surrey, a sixteen-story apartment hotel at 20 East Seventy-sixth Street, New York, on Friday, the 19th October 1928.[19]
        • m. Denys King Farlow Nettleton (m. 1930 div.)[20]
          • John King-Farlow (1932–2002)[21]
          • Barbara Benita King-Farlow (1934–?)[22]
            • Ghislaine Agostini
            • Amelia Kaye
            • Adam Jacobs
        • m. Charles Everett McKinley, Jr. (m. ?) (died Nov. 16, 1942)[23]
        • m. Archibald Butt Jr. Divorced.
        • m. Larry Leonard. Divorced.
    • Robert G. Guggenheim (1867–1876)
    • Simon Guggenheim (1867–1941). Simon became a U.S. Senator from Colorado. He married Olga Hirsch (1877–1970).
      • John Simon Guggenheim (1905–1922)
      • George Denver Guggenheim (1907–1939)
    • William B. Guggenheim (1868–1941)
      • m. Grace Brown (m. 1900 div. 1901)
      • m. Aimee Lillian Steinberger m. (1904 – his death)[24][25]
        • William Guggenheim, Jr., m. Elizabeth Broadhurst
          • William Guggenheim III
            • m. Grace Embury (div.)[26]
              • Maire Guggenheim[27]
              • Jaenet Guggenheim[28]
            • m. Judith Arnold[29]
              • William Douglas Guggenheim (b. 1970)[30]
              • Christopher Mark Guggenheim (b. 1976)[31]
              • Jonathan Paul Guggenheim (b. 1978)[32]
    • Rose Guggenheim (1871–1945), m. Albert Loeb, the nephew of Solomon Loeb[33]
      • Harold A. Loeb (1891–1974)
      • Edwin M. Loeb (1894–1966)
      • Willard E. Loeb (1896–1958)
    • Cora Guggenheim (1873–1956), m. Louis F. Rothschild (1869–1957), founder of L.F. Rothschild[34]
      • Louis F. Rothschild, Jr. (1900–1902)
      • Muriel B. Rothschild (1903–?), m. William Donald Scott
      • Gwendolyn F. Rothschild (1906–1983)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz.
  2. ^ "The Guggenheim Connection: Fame, Riches and a Masquerade", The New York Times, September 18, 2011
  3. ^ "Guggenheim 'Excited' About Private Equity, Likes Macro Funds". Bloomberg. October 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ "Isaac Guggenheim Dies in England; Overcome by Sudden Illness after Greeting a Friend in Southampton. Leader in Mining Industry Identified with Large Industrial Interests of His Family – Body to Be Brought Here" (11 October 1922). The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 422.
  6. ^ "Audrey B. Love, 100, a Patron of the Arts" (27 November 2003). The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  7. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 145.
  8. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 422.
  9. ^ "ISAAC GUGGENHEIM DIES IN ENGLAND; Overcome by Sudden Illness After Greeting a Friend in Southampton. LEADER IN MINING INDUSTRY Identified With Large Industrial Interests of His Family--Body to Be Brought Here" (11 October 1922). The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  10. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 168.
  11. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 82.
  12. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 337.
  13. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 337.
  14. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 337.
  15. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 326.
  16. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 326.
  17. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 326.
  18. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 326.
  19. ^ "2 Guggenheim heirs die in 13-story fall: baby boy and brother drop" (20 October 1928). The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  20. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 328.
  21. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 328.
  22. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 328.
  23. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 328.
  24. ^ "William Guggenheim and Miss Amy Lelia Steinberger, the daughter of Mrs. Herman Steinberger" (1904). The New York Times.
  25. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 436.
  26. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  27. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  28. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  29. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  30. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  31. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  32. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 439.
  33. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 82.
  34. ^ Davis, John (1994). The Guggenheims: An American Epic. SPI Books. p. 82.

Further reading[edit]

  • Davis, John H. The Guggenheims, 1848–1988: An American Epic. Shapolsky, 1988. OCLC 18624800.

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