Maj. Craig Wheaton-Smith

Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States

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Craig Wheaton-Smith

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 13, 2002 (84)
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Franklin Wheaton-Smith and Ernestine Wheaton-Smith
Husband of Elizabeth Cryan
Ex-husband of Tatiana Rosemary Sequenva De-Bolotoff Wiazemsky, princess Wiasemsky
Father of Tatiana Cleone Anne Wheaton-Smith and Simon Wheaton-Smith
Brother of Barbara Wheaton-Smith

Occupation: geneticist, farmer
Managed by: Richard McKay Cryan
Last Updated:

About Maj. Craig Wheaton-Smith

Wheaton-Smith was arrested for smuggling semen from French Charolais cattle into Britain, which was used to inseminate Ayrshire cows belonging to Lord Beaverbrook and British Agriculture adviser Sandy Copeland. ‘They stored the semen in my grandmother’s fridge which she thought was outrageous,’ Mrs Augur reveals. ‘The resulting calves were exhibited at the Bath and West Show, but my father felt a hand on his shoulder in 1965 and was fined £50 for smuggling.

‘It was an extraordinary story but actually it has changed the dairy industry.’

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Major Craig Wheaton-Smith married Tatiana Wiasemska, daughter of Prince Serge Wiasemsky.1

He lived at Wenham, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1 Child of Major Craig Wheaton-Smith and Tatiana Wiasemska

Tatiana Cleone Anne Wheaton-Smith+1


[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2456.

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Craig Wheaton-Smith authored the book, Breeding Better Cows, published by Dairy Farmer Ltd. (Books), 1957, 8vo, 191 pages.

Of particular note was Craig Wheaton-Smith's observations regarding problems associated with using pedigree as a selection tool.

Craig Wheaton-Smith made the following observations in Breeding Better Cows on the miss use of pedigree:

"As things stand the vast majority of our dairy stock are sired by unproven bulls, and quite a few are by bulls proved to be bad (if the proof were fully available) the deficiency of merit being well compensated for by sales technique and management."

"Bulls, then, sold on their pedigrees and widely used before their merits are known, place considerable obstacles in the way of breeding from only the better half of the population."

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England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 Marriage & Divorce NAME: Craig Wheaton-smith SPOUSE: De Bolotoff-wiasmsky MARRIAGE: Jun 1943 - Westminster, Middlesex OTHER: QFeb-Apr-May-Jun 1943

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June 24, 1917
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
January 13, 2002
Age 84
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States