William Lindsay (1847 - 1932)

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Birthplace: Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, UK
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah
Cause of death: Cerebral Apoplexia (Stroke)
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Ryan Lindsay
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About William Lindsay

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William Lindsay was the second of eight children born to William Geddes Lindsay and Christina Howie in Scotland. His parents joined the Mormon church when he was an infant. He worked in coal mines as a child. In 1862 with his recently widowed mother and siblings migrated to Utah, the latter part was done in handcart wagons as part of the Homer Duncan Company of saints. William and his family became some of the earliest settlers of the Wasatch County area. In 1866 and 1867 William was enlisted in the Blackhawk Indian War under the command of his John Murray Murdock. In 1868, William married Mary Mair, also of Scotland and daughter of Allan Mair and Mary Murdoch. The lived east of Heber at "Lindsay's Dell" near Center Creek where they farmed and raised their 10 children. Later with his family William moved into Heber City and shortly after at the age of 58 was called on a 2 year mission to Great Britain. William was keen on writing; both poetry and also journal writing. He also wrote a cherished and detailed autobiography of his life in his latter years. William was preceded in death by Mary in 1916 and remarried to another widower Sarah Jane Murdoch Rasband. William Lindsay passed away at the age of 85.

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William Lindsay's Timeline

1847
February 11, 1847
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, UK
1862
April 22, 1862
- September 1862
Age 15
1866
May 26, 1866
- November 1, 1867
Age 19
Heber, UT, USA
1868
December 15, 1868
Age 21
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1869
October 20, 1869
Age 22
Heber, UT, USA
1871
October 24, 1871
Age 24
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA
1873
September 21, 1873
Age 26
1875
September 15, 1875
Age 28
Heber, UT, USA
1877
August 15, 1877
Age 30
1879
October 23, 1879
Age 32