Robert Lindsay (1845 - 1911)

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Birthplace: Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Heber, UT, USA
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About Robert Lindsay

FATAL ACCIDENT

Robert Lindsay, a Good Man, Gone

Wednesday, about 11 o'clock a.m., while Brother Robert Lindsay and his sons-in-law Joseph Thomas, Jessup Thomas, and George Edler were unloading hay with a derrick onto his hay stack at this home on Lake Creek, the top of the derrick broke and in falling injured Bro. Lindsay so seriously that he died about 4 p.m. Two or more of his ribs were broken and one of them had been driven into his lungs. Although seemingly conscious to some extent he never seemed to rally.

Dr. Ray Hatch, who examined him as soon as he could get there after the accident, had very little hopes of his recovery on account of the great shock to his nervous system. He was able to ask for water and in answer to a question told where his greatest pain was.

Robert Lindsay was the oldest member of the Lindsay family who came directly from Scotland to Heber in 1862, being six months on the way on account of having to lay over on the Missouri River waiting for ox teams to come from the valleys to haul them, or at least to haul their baggage over the plains which occupied two months' time. He has resided here continuously ever since except when absent in Australia as a missionary of the Mormon church some twenty years ago. He has always been an earnest and energetic worker in church affairs, having full faith in the gospel and showing his faith by his works. He has been a member of the High Council of the Wasatch Stake for ten years past and was very earnest and prompt in attending to his duties wherever his services were required.

He was an exceptionally hard working man. Honest and upright in all his relations with his fellowmen. Kindhearted and sympathetic to the poor and the needy, ever ready to visit and help the sick and the afflicted by night or day. On the 15th of December, 1808, he married Sarah A. Murdock. From this union fifteen children were born, 11 of whom are still alive – 4 sons and 7 daughters. One son, George is in Pennsylvania and one daughter, Mabel, in Sterling, Alberta, Canada.

Robert Lindsay was born April 19th, 1845, at Gatehead, Ayrshire, Scotland; he left his home in Scotland on his 17th birthday; crossed the Atlantic on the sailing ship "John J. Boyd," was one of the Blackhawk war veterans and passed through and took a full share in all the trials and labors incident to settling a new country,- Making roads, building bridges, school houses, meeting houses, etc. He has lived an active and useful life and has gone to a great and good reward and to meet the loved ones who have gone before. He had the respect and good will of all who knew him.

His funeral services will be held at the stake tabernacle at 2 p.m. today.

The Wasatch Wave, July 21, 1911, Page 4

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27598784 -------------------- http://historyofrobertlindsay.blogspot.com/

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Robert Lindsay's Timeline

1845
April 19, 1845
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 11, 1845
Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
1866
May 26, 1866
- November 1, 1867
Age 21
Heber, UT, USA
1868
December 21, 1868
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa
1870
April 10, 1870
Age 24
Heber,Wasatch,Utah
1872
February 8, 1872
Age 26
Heber,Wasatch,Utah
1873
April 20, 1873
Age 28
Heber, Wasatch, Utah
1874
August 4, 1874
Age 29
Heber City, Wasatch Co., UT
1876
May 7, 1876
Age 31
Heber, Wstch., UT
1877
July 21, 1877
Age 32
Lake Creek, Wasatch, Utah, United States