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Name Rindge, May Knight

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Image of (Rhoda)-May Knight  - FF-3

(Rhoda)-May Knight - FF-3

(Rhoda)-May Knight, 1886, one year before her marriage to Frederick Hastings Rindge. Frederick proposed to May within a week of meeting her, and she accepted. She would later drop the use of the "Rhoda" prefix, although that name would continue on through her descendants. When she and Frederick purchased Rancho Malibu in 1892, she was separately deeded the eastern portion of the ranch, from Marie Canyon (just west of Malibu Canyon) to Las Flores Canyon, as her own personal property.

Image of May K. Rindge - FF-3.1

May K. Rindge - FF-3.1

May K. Rindge, undated

Image of A walk in the canyons. - FF-13

A walk in the canyons. - FF-13

(l.-r.) Samuel K. Rindge, F. H. Rindge Jr., May K. Rindge, Rhoda A. Rindge. ca. 1900

Image of Outing on horeseback - FF-15

Outing on horeseback - FF-15

Outing on horseback, ca. 1911. (l.-r.) May K. Rindge, F. H. Rindge, Jr., Jessie Matheson (school friend of Rhoda Agatha), Rhoda Agatha Rindge; Samuel K. Rindge at far right. Three figures between Rhoda and Sam unidentified.

Image of A canyon outing - FF-16.6

A canyon outing - FF-16.6

(l.-r.) Frederick H. Rindge Jr, Samuel K. Rindge, May K. Rindge, Rhoda Agatha Rindge. ca 1900

Image of A day at the beach - FF-16.10

A day at the beach - FF-16.10

(l.-r.) Samuel K. Rindge, family dog, Frederick H. Rindge Jr., May K. Rindge, Rhoda Agatha Rindge. Buckboard with two horses. c 1896

Image of Rhoda Agatha with white Dahlia and pistol - FF-16.20

Rhoda Agatha with white Dahlia and pistol - FF-16.20

Rhoda Agatha Rindge, undated. May Rindge urged Rhoda (and her close friend Jesse Matheson, a frequent visitor to the ranch) to always wear a sidearm when venturing around the property because of numerous rattlesnakes.

Image of May K. Rindge - FF-19

May K. Rindge - FF-19

May K. Rindge ca.1900-01

Image of May K. Rindge - FF-20

May K. Rindge - FF-20

May Knight Rindge, ca 1900-01

Image of May K. Rindge  - FF-21

May K. Rindge - FF-21

May K. Rindge, ca 1909

Image of May Knight Rindge, ca. 1887 - FF-30

May Knight Rindge, ca. 1887 - FF-30

May Knight Rindge, ca 1887. Probably soon after marriage to FHR; see entry FF-30, photo of FHR in same studio in San Francisco

Image of Jessee Matheson and Rhoda Rindge - FF-71

Jessee Matheson and Rhoda Rindge - FF-71

Jesse Matheson (l.) and Rhoda Agatha Rindge (r.), ca 1910-11. The girls usually wore a sidearm (at the strong urging of May Rindge) when roaming around the ranch on their own because of many rattlesnakes and the occasional mountain lion.

Image of Carbon Point, 1908 and 1911 - FF-83

Carbon Point, 1908 and 1911 - FF-83

Carbon Point, 1911. The face of the point, which originally extended into the water (at least at high tide), was blasted away (under instructions from May Rindge) to improve the ranch road from Malibu Canyon to the eastern border of the ranch at Las Flores Canyon. The extension of the Point prior to blasting is shown in the 1908 inset photo. Figure at left probably May Rindge.

Image of May Rindge and Jesse Matheson at Point Dume - FF-94

May Rindge and Jesse Matheson at Point Dume - FF-94

May Rindge and Jesse Matheson on beach below Point Dume, 1908. Note Jesse is wearing her pistol. In this photo, assuming they are walking along the western side of Pt Dume, Jessie would appear to be right handed. See FF-95 for Jesse's comments on the day.

Image of May Rindge and Jessie Matheson - FF-103

May Rindge and Jessie Matheson - FF-103

May K. Rindge (l.) and Jessie Matheson at Pt. Dume, undated. Note Jesse is armed!

Image of Frederick Rindge's 1905 Pope-Toledo automobile - FF-125

Frederick Rindge's 1905 Pope-Toledo automobile - FF-125

Pope-Toledo automobile purchased in 1905 by Frederick H. Rindge Sr. Identity of riders unknown, but appear to include May Rindge and Rhoda Agatha Rindge (back row, left and middle, respectively)

Image of Rindge home and farmland in Malibu Canyon - FF-139

Rindge home and farmland in Malibu Canyon - FF-139

Frontal view of the Rindge home, with cultivated land in front. Photo ca. 1896. The Rindges named the "street" in front of the home Mariposa Lane - at that time the only street and home in "Malibu". Today, this street is called Mariposa de Oro, and is lined with luxury homes, as is the entire cultivated field seen here. The peak behind and to the left of the house is where May Rindge would build her "castle" in 1929-30. Construction of the latter was never completed, and the unfinished home and surrounding property was sold in 1942 to the Franciscan Order. It is today's Serra Retreat.

Image of Rindge Family home, 2263 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. - FF-122

Rindge Family home, 2263 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. - FF-122

Rindge family home on S. Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles (photo 2010). Built in 1902 (although some work continued until 1904). The Rindge family moved here in 1903, after a wildfire destroyed their home in Rancho Malibu near Malibu Canyon. May Rindge lived here almost continuously from 1903 here until her death in 1941. The house has 20 rooms and a dozen fireplaces. A carriage house and Frederick Rindge's private museum occupy separate buildings on the grounds (not accessible to the public.) Designated a Los Angeles Cultural History Monument in 1972. Also on the National Register of Historic Places. The house received no special attention after May Rindge died. For years it was a home for unwed mo

Image of May Rindge and young Samuel Knight Rindge - FF-159.2

May Rindge and young Samuel Knight Rindge - FF-159.2

May Knight Rindge and Samuel Knight Rindge, c 1889

Image of May Rindge and her sister Bessie Whiting - FF-159.5

May Rindge and her sister Bessie Whiting - FF-159.5

Bessie Knight Whiting and May Knight Rindge