Alfred Herman Lindsey

Alfred Herman Lindsey

Birth
Arnheim, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Mar 1966 (aged 77)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 3 Lot 6 Row 10
Memorial ID 11655753 · View Source
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HISTORY AND FAMILIES, BROWN COUNTY, OHIO 1818-1993, pg. 338: Alfred Herman and Lennie Lear (McKenzie) Lindsey were lifetime residents of Brown County. Alfred was born and raised in a log house on a farm two miles west of Arnheim on Lindsey Shafer Road. Born Aug. 20, 1888, he was the fourth child of six children born to Francis M. and Louisa Josephine (Elschlager) Lindsey. Francis was the son of Jesse Lindsey, whose parents were Phillip Lindsey (1782-1866) and Drucilla Lucas; and Amelia Prickett, daughter of John Prickett and Elizabeth Hays. Louisa was born to Charles Elschlager and Rosa Schulein, both German citizens. Charles' parents were Caleb and Barbara (Masner) Elschlager. Alfred had three brothers and two sisters, Alice, Emery, Hix, Jim, and Lucy. He received his education at Pleasant Hill School. In 1902, when he was 14, the family built a new frame house across the road from their log house. His father died in 1910, so Alfred and one brother, Hix, stayed with their mother to help run the farm. Tobacco and hogs were the main cash crops. Needing to supplement his income, Alfred developed excellent carpentry skills, becoming so well-respected within the community that he built many of his neighbors' barns and at least seven homes during his lifetime. Prior to getting married, Alfred worked several years at Allis Chalmers, of Norweed, OH.
Alfred and Lennie married June 9, 1915, and located at Alfred's mother's farm. They had six children, Roy (deceased), Elsie (Colwell), Carl, Audrey, Herman, and Jesse. Lennie and Grandma Lindsey shared cooking and household tasks for 13 years. When Alfred's mother died in 1928, Lennie and Alfred bought his mother's home. In 1926 Alfred purchased his only new car, a 1926 Model-T Ford costing $347. The Model-T never even ventured as far as the "big city" - Cincinnati, OH. On Feb. 6, 1943, the children came home from school and found their home destroyed by fire. The family purchased the lumber from the old Pleasant Hill School house and used it plus timber from their own farm to build a new house across the road from their previous one. Alfred returned to Allis Chalmers in 1942, commuting 90 miles daily for 14 years. Lennie worked several years at the Georgetown P. Sullivan Shoe Company. Lennie and Alfred's six children gave them 27 grandchildren.
On March 10, 1966, Alfred died at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. In October 1967, Lennie fell breaking her hip. For three years her daughter Elsie gave her a home and faithfully cared for her. She passed quietly away on Oct. 14, 1970, at Brown County General Hospital. Alfred and Lennie are buried together at Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, OH. The quiet strength and perseverance they demonstrated when faced with life's most difficult challenges were just part of the legacy they left for their children. Submitted by Randy Lindsey.
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Alfred Herman Lindsey was born August 20, 1888 and departed this life at Christ Hospital in the early hours of the dawn March 11, 1966 at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 19 days. He was the son of Francis M. and Louisa Elschlager Lindsey.

He was one of a family of ten children, all having preceded him in death except one sister, Lucy Dunn of Norwood, Ohio who remains to mourn his passing.

On June 9, 1915 he was united in marriage to Lennie McKinzie with whom he trod life's pathway together sharing its joys and hardships for more than 50 years. To this union six children were born; Roy of Georgetown, Elsie Colwell of Owensville, Carl of Mt. Orab, Audrey of Georgetown, Herman of San Diego, Calif., and Jesse of Russellville.

Being reared on the farm, he resided his lifetime on the homestead place as a farmer though also he served 14 years at Allis Chalmers of Norwood having retired from there in 1956.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, the six children, his sister, 27 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Published in the News Democrat, Georgetown, OH, May 12 1966



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  • Created by: Paul (Dakota) S
  • Added: 31 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11655753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Herman Lindsey (20 Aug 1888–11 Mar 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11655753, citing Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Paul (Dakota) S (contributor 46635330) .