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Albert Lindsey

LINDSEY, Albert, a prosperous grocer of Macomb, was born in McDonough County, Ill., November 23, 1859, a son of Jonas and Sarah J. (Cochran) Lindsey. His grandfather was James Lindsey, of whose birthplace the record is not attainable.

Mr. Lindsey received his early training in the public and high schools, and at the age of twenty-four years, after completing his school preparation, was employed in farming in McDonough County for a period of two years. He then moved to Macomb and went into the business of handling imported stallions, in which he dealt to a considerable extent for fifteen years. In 1893, Mr. Lindsey established himself in the grocery trade in partnership with Albert Peckinpaugh. Before the end of the first year of this connection he bought the interest of his partner, und has since conducted the store alone, on the south side of the public square. He is the owner of some desirable real estate. His business standing and general reputation are excellent, and he is regarded as honest and upright in his dealings.

Mr. Lindsay's first marriage was with Mary Tobin at Macomb, in 1882, and there was one child of this union, Eva Viola, born in June, 1883. On March 1, 1894, he was married to Alice Grace Mason, who was born in Plymouth, Hancock County, Ill., and there acquired her education in the public and normal schools. Of this second marriage there have been two sons: Albert, born May 26, 1905, and Almont, born August 23, 1906. Mr. Lindsey is an adherent of the Republican party, and served for two years as City Supervisor. In religious belief he is a Presbyterian.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 939, extracted 15 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass.

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