John A Lindsay

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JOHN A. LINDSAY, a farmer of Kiskiminetas township, was born Aug. 4, 1866, in Fayette county, Pa., son of William C. and Elizabeth (Beatty) Lindsay.

William C. Lindsay was born in Virginia. Moving to Ohio, he lived there until his death, Sept. 8, 1905. He was a potter by trade. Nine of his large family are now living, and John A. is the fourth in order of birth.

Until his fifteenth year, John A. Lindsay attended the common schools of Indiana county, and then commenced to support himself. He had no capital, but was willing to work, and found employment as general chore boy for a farmer, receiving as compensation five dollars per month in money, and his board. For five years he worked for this man, and then was employed in a sawmill in Westmoreland county for two years. Later on he engaged in various occupations in Westmoreland and Indiana counties until his marriage, after which he lived at Latrobe and Blairsville until he secured the contract for excavating the ground for a State normal school building. After making a number of changes, as his work necessitated, he located on Feb. 2, 1903, in Maysville, where he resides on a little farm, adjoining the village, which he bought March 4, 1907. That same year, 1907, he was appointed roadmaster of Kiskiminetas township, and still holds that office, being efficient and conscientious. The Lutheran Church holds his membership, his wife also belonging to the same denomination. Fraternally he belongs to the Eagles and American Mechanics. Politically, he is a Republican.

On July 17, 1892, Mr. Lindsay was married to Jennie Long, in Latrobe, and three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay, all of whom are living: Laura Lilly, Elizabeth M. and Paul V. Mrs. Lindsay is a daughter of Jacob Long, a native of Pennsylvania, now residing with his wife at Blairsville, Indiana Co., Pa. He is (1913) sixty-nine years old. During the Civil war he served as a Union soldier.

Source: Pages 944-945, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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