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John James Lindsay

Male 1852 - 1925  (72 years)


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  • Name John James Lindsay  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 2 December 1852  Makenny Townland, Ballinamallard, County Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate Birth 2 December 1852  Makenny, Kilskeery Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • see Notes field
    Submitter 931 
    Buried May 1925  Towner Co., North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 13 May 1925  Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4060  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 July 2004 

    Family/Spouse Lizzie Hamilton,   b. 1 January 1864, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 February 1912, Rock Lake, Towner Co., North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 16 October 1886  Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Fred Hoopes Lindsay,   b. 6 November 1887, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1939, Elsie, Clatsop Co., Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Mabel Anne Lindsay,   b. 23 September 1889, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 February 1890, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Baby girl Lindsay,   b. 16 May 1891, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1891, Muscatine, Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Hazel Fern Lindsay,   b. 20 October 1893, Fruitland Twp., Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 July 1954, Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. William Claude Lindsay,   b. 17 April 1896, Fruitland Twp., Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 February 1968, Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Robert Calvin Lindsay,   b. 16 April 1901, Fruitland Twp., Muscatine Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2069  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Lindsay family bible says that John Jame Lindsay was born in Makeny, Ballinamallard, Fermanagh. "Makenny" is the name of a townland across the border in the Kilskeery parish of County Tyrone. Living right on the border, being from one or another of the two counties may not have been that important to the Lindsays.
      John immigrated to the U.S. in either 1885 or 1886.
      In 1886, John James Lindsay, then age 33, and Lizzie Hamilton, 21, were married in Muscatine by H.E. Wing, Minister. The minister's wife Vida Wing, was witness. His age is recorded as 27 at the time. This fact raises several possibilities: the clerk made a mistake; or John didn't want his bride to know he was that old; or he didn't really know himself. The marriage certificate was filed with the Muscatine County Clerk's office 10 Dec 1886. At that time, his occupation is listed as 'gardener.'
      John worked as a sharecropper/farm laborer for Fred Hoopes on his land in Muscatine County, (probably a relative of W. H. Hoopes; or of Joshua Hoopes, who owned a farm in the Bloomington township, just north of Muscatine City). Fred Hoopes Lindsay was named after John's landlord, (it was common practice for an indentured worker to name his first-born after his "sponser").
      John James Lindsay filed his "first papers," i.e., his intention to become a citizen, 2 Nov 1891 at the district courthouse in Muscatine. To become a naturalized citizen, an applicant had to live in the United States for five years, and in the state of intention for one year. He was naturalized as a citizen on 23 Oct 1894. His witness/sponser was Charles E. Brown.
      On 1 March 1905, his family moved to Ridgeville (in the Franklin Municipality), Manitoba, Canada, where John's brother, William, had a farm. They lived in Manitoba for five years, farming wheat. John's son Fred went to live in Devils Lake, North Dakota in about 1905, probably apprenticing to be a carpenter. In about 1910, John James Lindsay and his family moved to Rock Lake, Towner County, North Dakota. At this same time Fred Hoopes Lindsay and his wife Mary Eleanor Parkes settled there, as did the Elmer Latham family. John moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1923, with his son Fred, daughter Hazel, and grandson Curtis. He died 13 May 1925 at 8:30 pm, at the age of 72 from complications due to bronchitis (nephritis, myocarditis).
      BIRTH: Scripture Memoranda: Lindsay Family Bible. (dt. pub.?) Location: original in possession of Evelyn Pihl Langston, Portland, Oregon.
      MARRIAGE: a) Muscatine County (Iowa). Clerk, District Court. Marriage Index, 1884-1896, Salt Lake City: Utah, 1992. FHL microfilm #1,003,489; b) Muscatine County (Iowa). Clerk, District Court. Register of Marriages, Vol. 1,1880-1910, Salt Lake City: Utah, 1992, Page 111. FHL microfilm #1,003,489; c) Muscatine County (Iowa). Clerk, District Court. Marriage Register, Book D, Salt Lake City: Utah, 1992, Pg. 482. FHL microfilm #1,003,492.
      DEATH: Lane County (Oregon). Clerk, District Court. Death Certificate, #840509. Dated 10 Jun 1925. Certified copy in possession of Martin Lindsay.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.


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