Athalia Ponsell Lindsley
Athalia Ponsell Lindsley (Toledo, Ohio July 25, 1917 – January 23, 1974 St. Augustine, Florida) was a former model, Broadway dancer, political activist and television personality on the show Winner Take All, who had been engaged to Joseph Kennedy Jr.. She was brutally murdered on the front steps of her home in St. Augustine, Florida by being hacked to death with a machete. Lindsley was born to a wealthy family in Toledo, Ohio and was raised on the Isle of Pines, an island possession of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. She was at one time engaged to Joseph Kennedy Jr., who died while on active duty during World War II. She had married a former mayor of St. Augustine, James "Jinx" Lindsley, a successful real estate agent four months prior to her murder. Despite being newly married they resided in different homes, with her living at 124 Marine St. on the Matanzas River that she owned and he used the historic family home at 214 St. George St., the Lindsley House, as a mailing address but lived on Lew St. on Anastasia Island. She was considered to be a controversial figure who had made unsuccessful bid for state senator and had plans to run for a seat on the St.