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Offline daisynook

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Lindley Family - gold miners
« on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:01 BST (UK) »
I have a 1911 Canadian Census marking Joseph and Walter Fred Lindley as gold miners.  The heading of the Census shows British Columbia - Rossland City Eastward.  I know they eventually came back to England but wondered if anyone could tell me where to look to find out any information on where they worked and what caused them to come back?
Any help appreciated
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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 April 17 15:28 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Do you mean Lindsay and not Lindley?
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=59398

Rossland had many independent mines, but amalgamation started in 1905, to become Consolidated Mining and Smeltering Co. (Cominco). See here
https://www.mininghistoryassociation.org/Rossland.htm
http://www.rosslandmuseum.ca/category/industry/mining/

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:05 BST (UK) »
There is a 1916 Census 48, 12, W2, Arborfield 02, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan which may show part of the same family, if the name is Lindsay  ???

Eli Lindsay   58 Born England. Imm 1906. Miner.
Frances Lindsay   56 Born England. Imm 1907.
Walter F Lindsay   28 Born England. Imm 1906. Farmer.
Frank S Lindsay   19 Born England. Imm 1907. Farmer.
Frances Lindsay   17 Born England. Imm 1907.

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:07 BST (UK) »
Attestation Papers for the son Frank Lindsay listed above  - born 1/10.1897 - father Eli - Arborfield P.O. Saskatchewan.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=533392

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:18 BST (UK) »
Happy Easter Sandra  ;D

Perhaps a reason for their return was, Saskatchewan suffered numerous droughts (1917-1926)
(1929-1937), devastating for farmers.
http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/drought.html

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:24 BST (UK) »
1921 Census  for the Lindsay family - splits them up onto 2 separate records - although they are all in the same household - so it is a little mixed up.

Era Lindsay   59 Born England. Farmer. Own Farm.
Francis Lindsay   58 Born England. Wife
Walter Lindsay   30 Born 1891 England. Son. Single. Farmer. Son.
Joseph Lindsay   27 Born 1894 England. Son. Single. Farmer. Son.

Frank Lindsay   24 Born England. Imm 1907. Widowed.
Francis Lindsay   21 Born England. Imm 1907. Daughter
Marjorie Lindsay   1/12 Born Saskatchewan 1921. Grand-daughter

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:28 BST (UK) »
Cheers Mate - same to you  ;) ;)

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 April 17 16:44 BST (UK) »
Could this be the sister of Marjorie listed on the 1921 census - Marjorie Lindsay (married name Krause)  ???

Interesting obit - Irene Muriel Mcdermott  (nee Lindsay) - December 28, 1930 - December 6, 2009


Irene Muriel McDermott was born on December 28, 1930 to Frank and Idress Lindsay of Arborfield, Saskatchewan.  She was the second eldest of six children. etc etc

http://www.heritagefuneral.ca/tributes-personal/McDERMOTT-Irene-Muriel.html

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Re: Lindley Family - gold miners
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 April 17 17:04 BST (UK) »
IFthe above family is the right connection - the obituary above lists a brother Lindsay - this looks like his wife  Jean of Arborfield.  This is the entry on FIND A GRAVE

Jean Lindsay 1937 - 2011

Burial Arborfield Cemetery  Arborfield Melfort Census Division Saskatchewan, Canada.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163336189

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