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Grandpa’s Best Friend


I have old box of pictures from my Grandma’s house. Some of the pictures, she gave me a little bit of info with. In this set is my Grandfather Oscar Rowan Lindsay, his mother Edith Basham Lindsay and his best friend Bob Scroder.

This is what my Grandma wrote “Oscar’s best friend’s name was Bob Schroder and he was killed in World War II serving the Canadian Army..”

Bob and his mother

Bob and his mother 1942

Bob 2

Back of the photo says: Bob Schoroder in Stratford, Ontario, Canada; was killed in WWII

Bob 4

Oscar’s mother, Edith Lindsay, Oscar and Bob’s mother

Bob 5

Oscar’s mother, Edith Lindsay, Bob and Bob’s mother

Bob and GGrandma

Edith Lindsay and Bob

Oscar and Bob 2

Bob, unknown female and Oscar

Oscar and Bob

Oscar and Bob

unknown

Unknown Female

Bob 1

Unknown

If anyone has any idea who these people are please let me know. I would love to get these pictures back to Bob’s family.

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SueAnn

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Wordless Wednesday – The Beach at Port Elgin


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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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SueAnn

Wordless Wednesday – Port Elgin, Ontario



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SueAnn