Daughter and grandchildren are searching for information on George Washington Lindsey.Known facts:
1. Daughter’s 1929 birth certificate reads as follows: FATHER:George W. Lindsey birthplace:Cleyburn Parrish, LA Age:50 white Occupation:Farmer MOTHER: Carrie Mae- Housewife 2. His wife, Carrie Mae (Cadenhead) Lindsey, miscarried two years prior to the surviving daughter’s birth.That would mean they were married prior to 1927. 3. Because of lack of work he left home in 1931 leaving his wife and two-year-old daughter behind.A letter he wrote said that he had traveled over 2,000 miles searching for work during the depression.He worked for food.In the letter he wrote that he wanted to come home, he wished he were dead, and he missed Carrie and little Sara, his daughter, so much. 4. His wife’s sister hid the letter and Carrie never saw the letter. 5. Carrie never remarried or had any other children.She died in 1955 never hearing from George W. Lindsey again.The letter George wrote was found in 1967 when Carrie’s sister died.The letter was given to Sara, George and Carrie’s only child.
Sara is now 74 has married and has children and grandchildren.She had given up all hope of knowing what became of her father or where he is buried.When the family told me the story, I told them there might be information now available through the Internet.
Any information on George Washington Lindsey or suggestions on obtaining information would be appreciated.
Bill Powers(F.Y.I.Sara’s daughter is my sister-in-law.)