PR- Lindsay's Cartage & Storage

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Lindsay's Cartage and Storage

alt- Lindsay's Transfer
alt- Lindsay's Transfer and Storage
alt- Lindsay's Cartage and Storage (1973) Ltd.

Lindsay's Cartage, Moving, Packing, & Storage Delivery Truck ca 1940's

The reason I did this page, is I had no idea this Company was as old as it was, as I remember their trucks, all around town in Terrace, and on the highways here in the early 1970's.
Looking for a Transfer Company name in Prince Rupert, ca 1910, I tripped over their name.

In business as early as 1910 in Prince Rupert

As you can see in these ads they were Grand Trunk Pacific Cartage Agents.

Here is the tidbits as I know them, can't seem to find much about the company history, so hoping someone can fill in some blanks on that one day.

Company address- 1125 Park Ave. in 1916

Lindsay Transfer shown on 4th st, in 1920

Williams Moving and Storage, bought Lindsay's at some point.
Possibly ca 1973?
Williams then went bankrupt in 2015.

Co-Owners shown in 1910

John Andrew “Jack” Lindsay
b- June 26, 1877, in Lake district, Sooke area, Victoria BC
d- Mar 30, 1958 in Prince Rupert, age 80
buried with his first wife, in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert
lived at 1152 Park ave in 1920
by 1930 he also owned Rupert Motors Ltd. built in 1946 at 2nd ave and 1st st..
shown as Manager of Cartage, Automobile Garage, and Stevedoring businesses.

John married (1) Hattie Susan Bidding
b- Dec 12, 1884, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
d- Dec 9, 1951 in Prince Rupert BC, age 66
immigrated in 1902
daughter of John Bidding and Margaret Roberts
Her sister D. H. Bidding was living with them in 1911, a Telephone Operator

daughter- Marguerite Lindsay
b- June 1905 in USA
d- ?
shown age 5 in 1911

daughter- Muriel Winnifred Lindsay
b- Feb 3, 1909 in Victoria BC
d- Apr 10, 1983 in Vancouver BC, age 74
buried in Stewart Cemetery, Stewart BC
Lived in Stewart BC
stenographer in 1933, at her Dad's garage, Rupert Motors
married John McKay, June 2, 1933 in Prince Rupert
b- ca 1909 in Vancouver BC
Mechanic in 1933
son of Robert McKay and Jennie Cosgrove
married (2) Alfred Phillips.

daughter- Mildred Helen Lindsay
b- ca 1912 in Prince Rupert BC
Stenographer in 1938
married Albert Ernest Field Dec 8, 1938 in Prince Rupert
b- ca 1903 in London England
Accountant in 1938

son- John S. “Jack” Lindsay (Jr)
b- Sept 12, 1918 in Prince Rupert BC
d- Jan 24, 1997 in WA, USA

John A. Lindsay married (2) Margaret Craig, his wife when he died.

John's Younger Brother, Co-Owner
Joseph Robert Lindsay
b- Feb 16, 1882 in Lakes District, Sooke area, Victoria, BC
d- June 2, 1967 in Prince Rupert BC
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert
Shown Owner- Cartage Co, Single, when he died.
spent 55 years in the Cartage business.
1911 census shows him as a transfer man, Transfer Co. in Rupert.
Some later directories show him as a Dairy man in Rupert.
But later ones show him as Transferman.

Father- George Lindsay
b- 1839, in Sligo, Ireland
d- Mar 25, 1910 St. Joseph's Hospital, Victoria BC, age 70
Shown as a farmer in 1877
son of John Lindsay, b ca 1806
and Ann Jane, b ca 1814.
both buried in Culcross, Bruce Co., ON
George was the oldest of about 8 children

Mother- Margaret Nicholson
b- Apr 5, 1839 in County Kerry, Ireland
d- Aug 12, 1918, at the home of her daughter Mary, Mrs Joseph Casey., died age 79
buried in Ross Bay Cemetery
daughter of Thomas Nicholson, and Elizabeth Maybury

Father and Mother were married Oct 1960, in Culcross, Bruce Co., ON
They were considered Pioneers in the Victoria area.
They had 10 children:

Thomas J. Lindsay
b- 1862, (age 19 in 1881), in Bruce Co., ON
d- Apr 1913, Portland Oregon, age 51
had a wife and 2 children

Mary “Minnie” Lindsay
b- ca 1865, age 16, in BC
d- Sept 24, 1950 in Seattle WA
married Joseph Casey Dec 20, 1890 in Victoria, he was age 22
son of William and Mary Casey

George Lindsay (jr)
b- ca 1866, age 15, in BC
d- 1946
Lived in Montant in 1918
1889 he was ending a partnership with Kester Jennings, husband of his sister.

Francis Henry “Frank” Lindsay
b- ca 1868, age 13, on Broadmead Farm, in BC
d- Oct 3, 1933 in Brentwood Bay, BC
Lived in Victoria in 1918

Elizabeth Margaret Lindsay
b- ca 1871 in BC
d- Jan 27, 1938 in Victoria BC
married Kester Jennings, May 5, 1889 in Victoria, he was age 28
son of Thomas and Bessie Jennings

Sarah Eleanor Lindsay
b- ca 1873 in BC
d- 1948
married Joseph Heaney, May 6, 1896 at Cedar Hill

Frederick “Fred” William Lindsay
b- 1875, in BC,
d- 1933
lived in Oregon in 1918

Walter Edward Lindsay
b- ca 1879, in BC
d- 1957
married Constance Truran, in Jan 1909
He lived in Victoria in 1918

Lindsay family came to BC in 1862

1881 family living at Sooke Lake & Highland, Victoria area, BC

Lindsay Road in Sooke area named after this family.

1909 George Lindsay family shown living at Colquitz


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