Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1876-1923)

Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1876-1923) Clerk at R.B. and W. Bolt Factory in Port Chester, New York; Died of Syphilis (b. January 08, 1876, New York, USA - d. May 07, 1923, Grassland Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA)

Harry was born in New York in 1878, although his birth certificate has not been found yet. His parents were Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931). His father Charles was the son of an immigrant from Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany/France who came to the US on his honeymoon.

Some of Harry's siblings include: Eloise Lindauer (1861-1935) aka Ellie Lindauer, born in Manhattan who was married to Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921); Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) who was a trapeze artist; Adeline Lindauer (1868-1962) aka Ada Lindauer, who was born in Manhattan; Anna Lindauer (1873-aft1910) who was born in Manhattan and married Ira Massey and had at least one child and no grandchildren; and LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945) who was born in August 1878 in Manhattan who married Catherine Harney (1878-1966) and had no children.

In 1880 the Lindauers were living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Rye, New York:
Charles moved the family to Rye, New York around 1900 and may have been involved with a hotel there. His mother Anna was born near Glen Cove or Stony Brook in the Oyster Bay area of Long Island.

Around 1910 Harry married Hannah Cecilla Shea (1884-?) and they had a single child: Harry Chauncey Lindauer II (1910-aft1966).

R.B. and W. Bolt Factory:
On September 12, 1918 Harry senior filled out his draft card when he was working as a clerk at R.B. and W. Bolt Factory on Midland Avenue in Port Chester and living at 45 Eldrige Street. In 1920 Harry was living at 38 Elm Place in neighboring Rye, New York with his family, and his sister Anna, and his brother LeBaron, and he was still working as a clerk in the bolt factory.

Death fron Syphillis:
Harry died in 1923 from "chronic valvular cardiac disease with syphilis". When and where he contracted syphilis, and whether he passed it to his wife is not known.

He is buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York as are other of his family members.

No picture of him is known to exist and his obituary should appear in the Rye Chronicle but it has not been found.