David E. P. Lindh
David Edward Post Lindh, 82, died on April 24th, 2015, in Whitesboro, TX, with his wife, Lynda, by his side.
Born in New York City, he was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz P. Lindh (Alice Lee Beadleston) and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Beadleston (Alice Lee Post). He attended The Buckley School and Aiken Preparatory School, graduating in 1950 from St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Mr. Lindh graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1954 from Yale University, with a degree in political science. He served in the U.S. Army after graduation, spending two years as a second lieutenant in the peace-keeping force in Korea. Upon completion of his service, he lived in New York City and enjoyed a successful career in the metal and mining business as an employee of Metal Traders, Inc., Gulf Transport and Trading, and Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation.
He was a descendant of early American settlers, among them a member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and belonged to several lineage societies, including the New England Society, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Saint Nicholas Society, and the Huguenot Society, of which he was president. He was also a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the New-York Historical Society.
In New York, Mr. Lindh served as president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and master of Holland Lodge, and was a life member of the Union Club. He was active in the National Horse Show Association of America for more than 20 years, serving as president and treasurer. Mr. Lindh summered in Newport, RI, for 50 years, where he was an active member of the Newport Reading Room, the Newport Country Club, Spouting Rock Beach Association, and the Clambake Club. He partook in croquet, golf, and tennis, and helped revive the Newport Croquet Club, the oldest croquet club in America. He served on the board of the Preservation Society of Newport County, and took an interest in Newport coaching during the Gilded Age, successfully taking part in the revival of the Coaching Club of America and the introduction of Weekend of Coaching, an equestrian driving event that evokes the elegance of the Gilded Age.
Mr. Lindh moved to Texas with his family in 1980, living for the past quarter century at Sycamore Creek Ranch, a working cattle ranch in the Red River Valley established in 1843 by his wife’s family. A cherished father, husband, brother, and friend, he was a gentleman and a scholar who will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. His gregarious nature and good humor, as well as keen intellect and incredible memory, were his trademarks along with his colorful socks.
Mr. Lindh is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Lynda Yost; his two children and their spouses, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Little (Beverly Y. Lindh) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Newport, RI, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. P. Lindh (Elaine M. Souda) of Dallas and Newport; and four grandchildren, Neva R. Little, Morgan Y. Little, Arthur S. P. Lindh, and Ogden L. B. Lindh. He predeceased his brother, Henry C. B. Lindh, who died in July of this year. A memorial service was held at St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown, RI, this past summer.