Wednesday, May 25, 2005

LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945)

LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945) aka Lee Lindauer; He worked as a Gardener and is named after the Physician that attended his Birth (b. August 14, 1879, 245 East 20th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA - d. February 23, 1945, United Hospital, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, USA)

LeBaron was the son of Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931). The family was living at 245 East 20th Street in Manhattan, New York when LeBaron was born and he was named after the physician that attended his birth, who was "H. LeBaron Harte".

Some of LaBaron's siblings include: Eloise (Ellie) Lindauer (1861-1935) born in Manhattan in New York and married an insurance worker named Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921) and had 15 children of which 9 lived to adulthood; Adeline Lindauer (1868-?) aka Ada Lindauer, born in Manhattan in New York; Anna Lindauer (1873-aft1910) born in Manhattan in New York who married Ira Massey and had 2 children and no known grandchildren; and Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923) born in January 1877 in New Jersey who married Hannah Shea (1884-?) and had at least one child but no known grandchildren and later died of syphillis.

Hoboken, New Jersey to Rye, New York:
In 1880 the family was living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey and between 1890 and 1895 the family moved from New Jersey to Rye, New York. In 1900 the family was living in Rye and the children living with Charles and Anna were: Arthur, Harry and LeBaron plus two children who may have been fathered by Charles but are listed as nephews: Grover Dunne and Louis Miller. Grover died under the name Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968) and the fate of Louis Miller is unknown.

Around 1905 LeBaron married Catherine Harney (1878-1966) but they didn't have any children.

LeBaron registered for the draft on September 12, 1918. In 1920 LeBaron and Catherine were living at 38 Elm Place in Rye with LeBaron's brother Harry and his sister Anna. LeBaron was working as a handyman for a private family. Around 1922 Lebaron started work as a gardener at the Charles Sicard estate. Charles Sicard appears to have been a Manhattan attorney with a summer home in Rye according to the 1920 Manhattan census. In 1930 LeBaron and Catherine were taking care of his mother, Anna Kershaw.

In 1943, LeBaron retired from his position as gardner, and he died in 1945 at United Hospital at 406 Boston Post Road in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York of "pernicious anemia".

His remains were handled by the William H. Graham Funeral Home and he was buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery on February 26, 1945. The Reverend J. Lane Miller, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated at the funeral.

His obituary appeared in the Rye Chronicle.