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Title Samuel K. Rindge
Catalog Number FF-6
Object Name Photograph
Description Samuel K. Rindge, eldest son of Fredrick and May Rindge, near the time of his wedding in 1911. In August, 1916, Samuel would bring suit against his mother and two siblings as principals in the Rindge Company (of which he also was a partner), formed to oversee management of the complex estate of Frederick H. Rindge Sr, who died in 1905. According to Frederick's will, his wife was to receive 1/3 of his estate, and each of his three children 2/9. Samuel charged the others with gross mismanagement of the estate which was leading to a increasingly rapid decrease in its value. Among other charges, he claimed that management decisions relating to the various iterations of the Rindge railway were potentially ruinous. He asked that his remaining portion of the estate, estimated at $500,000 (about $10.5 million in 2013) be paid out to him immediately, and that he be dissociated from further adventures of the family company. He won his suit, withdrew his share, and went on to become a highly successful businessman in his own right. He was very much his father's son.
Photographer unk
Copyright permission of family
People Rindge, Samuel Knight
Status Restricted