MICHAEL H. LINDSAY was born in Scotland in July of 1847. According to the 1900 Census, he came to America in 1860. He married in 1870 and lived in Pennsylvania through at least December of 1879, when daughter Frances "Fannie" Lindsay was born. The Lindsay family, which included older children Josie, Willie, and Maggie moved to Camden shortly after Fannie's birth. By June of 1880 the family had settled at 908 South 4th Street in South Camden, where they remained through the summer of 1910.

A painter by trade, Michael Lindsay involved himself in local politics, which resulted in his appointment on March 27, 1883 to the Camden Fire Department to serve as a Driver, most likely with Engine Company 1. Michael Lindsay served with the Fire Department for one year.

Michael Lindsay and his family are listed in the 1900 Census at the Spruce Street address. By this time Martha Lindsay had given birth to nine children, six of whom were living. Three of the Lindsay children were living at home, Fannie, 21; Edward, 14; and Harry, 10. When the Census was taken in 1910, six children were still living, but only Edward and Harry were still with their parents on Spruce Street.

The 1914 Camden City Directory shows Michael and Martha Lindsay living at 619 West Street with their sons William and Edward. It appears that by the time the 1918-1919 Camden City Directory was compiled, both Michael and Martha Lindsay had passed away. Neither appear in the Directory or in the January 1920 Census.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 1885

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Michael H. Lindsay
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Philadelphia Inquirer * May 24, 1891

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