Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944)

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Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) in 1929 in Rye, New York

Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) was a circus trapeze performer under the name of "Bandy and Tune", and an actor in 1910, and an athletic coach in 1920. He never married. (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)



Arthur was born in 1867 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His birth certificate has not been found in the New Jersey Archive.


Arthur's siblings include: Eloise Lindauer II (1861-1935) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married an insurance worker named Maximilian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921); Ada Lindauer (1868-?) who was born in Manhattan, New York; Anna Lillian Lindauer (1873-1956) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married Ira Lowe; 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).


He dropped out of school after the 8th grade according to the 1940 United States Census.

Rye, New YorkEdit

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 1910 Oscar was a boarder at a house on Smith Street in Rye, and he listed his occupation as an "actor in theater". In 1918 the city directory listed him as an acrobat. In 1920 Oscar was again living with his parents at 209 Locust Avenue in Rye and working as an "athletic coach".

Bandy and TuneEdit

The oral family story that was passed down from Clara Freudenberg (1889-1959) to Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921-2009) 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 United States Census, Arthur Oscar Lindauer 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.


Oscar never married and 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. The cause of death was a carcinoma of his right salivary gland. He was buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York.

Obituary Edit

"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."

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