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Arthur Oscar Lindauer
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1867
Plainfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1944
Mount Pleasant
Westchester County
New York, USA

Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) was a circus trapeze performer in 1900 under the name of "Bandy and Tune" and an actor in 1910, and an athletic coach in 1920. He never married or had children. (b. August 23, 1867, Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA - d. March 15, 1944, 1:30 am, Grassland Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA)

Parents:
He was the son of Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931).

Birth:
Arthur was born in 1867 in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey according to his death certificate. His birth certificate has not been found in the New Jersey Archive.

Siblings:
Arthur's siblings include: Eloise Lindauer (1861-1935) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married an insurance worker named Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921); Ada Lindauer (1868-?), aka Adeline Lindauer, who was born in Manhattan, New York; Anna Lindauer (1873-1956) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married Ira Massey; Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923) who was born in New Jersey and married Hannah Shea (1884-?) and died of syphilis; and LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married Catherine Harney (1878-1966).

Marriage:
Arthur never married.

Rye, New York:
In 1900 Arthur was living with his parents in Rye. Also living in the house was: LeBaron; Harry; Grover Dunne, aka Grover Cleveland Lindauer; and Louis Miller (1887-?). In 1900 he listed his occupation as a "trapeze performer". In 1910 Oscar was a boarder at a house on Smith Street in Rye, and he listed his occupation as an "actor in theater". In 1920 Oscar was again living with his parents at 209 Locust Avenue in Rye and he listed his occupation as "training athletic coach", he was 56 years old in 1920. He has not been found in the 1930 Census.

Bandy and Tune:
The oral family story that was passed down from Clara Freudenberg (1890-1959) to Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921- ) was that Anna Augusta Kershaw and Charles Frederick Lindauer, had twin sons that worked in the circus and were trapeze artists. One was called Arthur and his circus name was Bandy and his brother's circus name was Tune. Bandy and Tune traveled through Europe as circus performers. It was with great delight that in the 1900 census, Arthur listed his occupation as "trapeze performer" confirming this story. It is not known if Oscar had a twin brother. He had a brother, Harry, that died in 1921 of syphilis; and a brother, LeBaron, that worked as a gardener for a large estate in Rye.

Death:
Oscar died in 1944 in Grassland Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, New York. He was living with his brother, LeBaron, at 46 Orchard Avenue in Rye, New York. The cause of death was a carcinoma of his right salivary gland. He was listed as a circus performer on his death certificate.

Obituary:
Rye Chronicle on March 17, 1944: "Arthur Lindauer, resident of Rye for the past fifty years, died at Grasslands Hospital on Wednesday, following a three-months confinement there. He was seventy-seven years old and lived at 46 Orchard Avenue. Mr. Lindauer, a bachelor, was a retired circus performer. He was born in Plainfield, N.J., the son of the late Charles Frederick Lindauer and Anna Augusta Kershaw. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be in Greenwood Union Cemetery. He is survived by a brother, LeBaron Lindauer of the same address and one sister, Mrs. Anna L. Lowe of Oakwood Avenue."

Burial:
He was buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York.

Uncompleted tasks:
Find Arthur's birth certificate in the New Jersey archive.

Relationship:
Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) was the great-granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 8, 2003. Update with his obituary on March 5, 2013, I had the obituary in my archive from my trip to Rye, New York to the library there, but I never scanned or transcribed it until today.


 
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 Parents:
  Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836 - 1921)
  Anna Augusta Kershaw Lindauer (1841 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Eloise Lindauer Freudenberg (1856 - 1935)*
  Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867 - 1944)
  Ada Lindauer Schoenfeld (1868 - 1895)*
  Charlotte Anne Lindauer Landers (1869 - 1894)**
  Anna Lillian Lindauer Lowe (1872 - 1956)*
  Oscar Arthur Lindauer (1872 - 1948)**
  Harry Chauncey Lindauer (1876 - 1923)*
  LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878 - 1945)*
  Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885 - 1968)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Union Cemetery
Rye
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Grave 10, Row 23, Section C
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7666347
Arthur Oscar Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Arthur Oscar Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Arthur Oscar Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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REST IN PEACE
- C
 Added: Jan. 21, 2007

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 12, 2003
 
 
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