Biography of Robert Lindsey
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

ROBERT LINDSEY, of the firm of Lindsey & Gates, dealers in dry goods, groceries, etc., was born in Grand Township, Marion County, Ohio, May 30, 1844, son of James H. and Elorn (Stiverson) Lindsey, natives of Ohio, and of Scotch Irish and Scotch German descent respectively. They were married about 1835-36 in Grand Township, and were the parents of seven children, four living; Robert, Ann M., Sarah R., and Mary. The deceased are James, John and David, the two latter having lost their lives in the late war. His father died February 19, 1881, the mother October 29, 1882. Mr. Lindsey, our subject, was educated in the common schools, attending one term at the Weslyan University of Delaware, Ohio, closing his literary pursuits at the age of nineteen. He remained with his father till May 2, 1864, whenhe enlisted in Company M, One Hundred and Forty fourth Regiment (Cavalry) National Guards and was engaged at Manassas Junction, and discharged four months later at Columbus, Ohio. He returned to the farm, staying until his twenty sixth year. In 1870, he went to Kansas, purchased eighty acres of land, and staid three years, when he returned to Ohio, and received 160 acres of land from his father in Grand Township. He tended this farm till 1880, when be purchased an interest in his present store, of B. F. Kennedy, and began business under the firm name of Kennedy & Lindsey. They continued this partnership one year, after which time Mir. Lindsey purchased his partner's interest, selling soon after onehalf interest to H. S. Gates, with whom he is still in partnership. They carry a $12,000 stock. Besides this, Mr. Lindsey owns 320 acres of land in Kansas, valued at $20 per acre, wel] situated. His marriage to Miss Rebecca J. Oroke, daughter of Cath.arine Oroke, occurred February 6, 1871. They have five children; James H., Frank E., Edith L., Charles F. and Jessie M. John is deceased. Mr. Lindsey is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of the F. & A. M., Master Mason, of Marseilles, of the G. A. R. and a Republican in politics. He is a successful business man and a good citizen.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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