History of Indian Territory
Descriptive, Biographical and Genealogical, with a General History of the Territory
by D.C. Gideon
New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1901
Among the worthy citizens that Texas has furnished to the Territory is Lewis Lindsay, who was born in the Lone Star State in 1863, and is a son of John and Lively (Hunt) Lindsay, who were natives of Tennessee, but removed to Texas at an early period of its development. The father served for four years in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was a farmer and druggist, carrying on business along the latter line in Dallas, when that place was only a village. He died in Gainesville, Texas, and his wife departed this life in California, where Mr. Lindsay lived for about two years. There our subject attended school for one year and further pursued his education in the common schools here. He was twenty-two years of age when, in 1885, he came to the Territory, settling in the Chickasaw Nation, and continuously he has made his home at his present place of residence. He now has about fifteen hundred acres of land, and, with the exception of three hundred acres, the entire amount is under cultivation. He is a breeder of thoroughbred Durham cattle and has some very fine stock which would do credit to any farm in the country.
In 1889 Mr. Lindsay was united in marriage to Miss Anita Murray, a daughter of William and Aliza (McCaughey) Powell -- stepdaughter to her mother's second husband, Mr. Frank Murray. This union has been blessed with four children: Tessie Lindsay; Fannie Lindsay; John Lindsay; and Guy Lindsay. The family are members of the Catholic Church and are well known and highly respected people of the community.