Monday, May 24, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindsley

Frank and Elizabeth Horn Lindsley had a farm in Perkins Township in the 1930's and 1940's. During World War Two, the United States Government took over several acres of farm land in Perkins Township, for the construction of the Plum Brook Ordnance Works. The Trojan Powder Company manufactured ammunition at this site during the war. Later the land was owned by NASA. The farmers who owned homes and fields at this location had to re-locate. Frank and Elizabeth (known fondly as Libby) moved to farm near Clyde, Ohio on County Road 177.

Frank Lindsley died in 1950. He was buried in Perkins Township, where many of his family members and former neighbors were buried. (Frank Lindsley was a grandson of General W. D. Lindsley, who was once a U.S. Congressman.) Libby Lindsley lived to be the age of 91. She was honored by the Perkins Grange in 1962. A program honoring Mrs. Lindsley's many years with the Grange was presented, under the leadership of Mrs. Lindsley's daughter, Mrs. Glenn Parker.

Elizabeth "Libby" Lindsley died on May 28, 1974. She was survived by her daughter Florence Parker, and her son Clifford Lindsley. She also had four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Libby Lindsley was small in stature, but she was mighty in spirit. She was active in the Mount Carmel Methodist Church, the Grange, and the W.C.T.U. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker. Dear "Aunt Libby," as she was known to her nieces and nephews, and other extended family, saw the country change from a primarily agricultural society to a world filled with telephones, radio, television, automobiles, and countless other technological advances.


Lori said...

What a nice tribute, Dorene! She seems like quite a lady.

Dorene from Ohio said...

"Aunt Libby" was amazing!