Lindsay was born on 28 February 1858 in Wall Heath, West Midlands (then Staffordshire), England as the fourth of eight children born to Samuel Lindsay and Caroline Young. He was christened on 3 October 1858 in nearby Kingswinford. As a young teenager, he acquired a job as a coal miner in Hednesford, another town close to his home.
Lindsay married Frances Sarah Law, a widow with four children, on 20 March 1889. The couple later had four children of their own. As an adult, he worked as a hewer, a coal miner who loosens coal with a pick, while his wife was the local postmistress.
In 1906, the family emigrated to Canada via ship, and originally settled in Rossland, British Columbia, before moving to Arborfield, Saskatchewan, in 1911.
Lindsay remained in Arborfield for the rest of his life, working as a farmer until his retirement at the age of 75. On his 110th (claimed 109th) birthday in 1968, he had a tea party at his son Walter’s homestead, where he spent the day entertaining guests. As a supercentenarian, he enjoyed watching hockey games on the television and meeting his friends.
Lindsay died on 24 November 1968 at the age of 110 years, 270 days. He was survived by several of his children and stepchildren, 33 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren, and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Biography partially sourced from Gerontology Wiki