Tombstone Tuesday – Oscar Lindsay

Oscar Lindsay
son of Wyndham Rowan and Hilda Cooper Lindsay
husband of Edith Margret Basham Lindsay
father of Oscar Rowan Lindsay
27 Aug 1887 – 2 Nov 1926

Buried at:
Grand Lawn Cemetery
23501 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48219

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Tombstone Tuesday – Oscar Rowan Lindsay

Last week, we visited the grave of my Great-Grandmother Edith Margret Basham Lindsay, so this week I thought we would stop by her son’s and my Poppo’s (Grandfather) Oscar Rowan Lindsay grave.  Poppo was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada on 21 Nov 1917 to Oscar and Edith Basham Lindsay.  In 1923 the family immigrated to Detroit, Michigan.

In 1948, he married my Grandmother Lucille Mielke (see there wedding post here). He and Lucille had 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. He worked for the J. L. Hudson company and was a city councilmen for the city of Ferndale, Michigan.  He was also very active in the Masonic Lodge and with the Shriner’s.   He is buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

Circa 1919

Oscar in the 1930s

City Council Picture

With Lucille in Ottawa, Canada 1984

Oscar and Lucille at a Mason’s event

Oscar and his mom, Edith 1981

Last picture, I promise! My Poppo and me taken Christmas 1981.

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Tombstone Tuesday – Edith M. Lindsay

Sunday, I posted about my Grandmother Edith M. Lindsay (see Sunday’s Obituary: Edith M Lindsay). So today, I would share a little more about her and a few more pictures.

Edith Margret was the youngest of 7 children born to Charles and Mary Anne Brewer Basham in Chigwell, Essex, England.  She married Oscar Lindsay in 1911 in West Ham, London. By May of 1913, they were leaving England for Canada. While in Canada, they had two children, a daughter (18 Nov 1916) and a son, Oscar Rowan (21 Nov 1917). Their daughter (I don’t know her name) died two days after birth and is buried Avondale Cemetery, Section A, Stratford, Ontario, Canada. They lived in Stratford, Ontario,  Canada until 1923 when they immigrated to Detroit, Michigan. In 2 Nov 1926, her husband Oscar passed away. In 1948, when my grandparents, Oscar and Lucille, married, she came to live with them. She lived with them until the mid 1980s when they could no longer care for her at home. She lived to be 97 years old.

She is buried at Grand Lawn Cemetery in  Detroit, Michigan.

Grandma Edith and my mom, Donna (August 1950)

Her first grandchild! She look’s so happy and proud!

Edith and husband, Oscar Lindsay (circa 1919)

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