Dr. John Churchill Lindsay was born on the 4th of March, 1873, near Goderich, Ontario. He was the youngest child born to James Hay Lindsay and the former Anne Churchill. His parents were farmers and his siblings included; Elizabeth Mary, Thomas James and Charles. His parents adopted a younger sister originally named Annie Churchill. Prior to attending The University of Toronto, Dr. Lindsay taught school in Auburn, Ontario.
Dr. Lindsay graduated from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1898 and he set up his medical practice in Wheatley.
Dr. Lindsay was married on the 1st of August, 1900 in Huron County to Isabel Murray. She was born on the 4th of April, 1876 in Huron County, the 5th of 6 children born to George Murray and the former Elizabeth Little. Her siblings were; Jane, Mary, Maggie, John and George. On the marriage record, Dr. Lindsay stated that he resided in Wheatley. He was listed in the 1900 Business Directory as practicing in Wheatley.
According to the 1901 Census, Dr. and Mrs. Lindsay were residing in the Village of Blyth, Huron County. Dr. and Mrs. Lindsay had 3 children, Kenneth Moncur Lindsay, Helen Elizabeth Lindsay and James Hay Lindsay.
In 1906 the Lindsay family moved to London, Ontario. Dr. Lindsay was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. He was a physician attached with the Canadian Pacific Railway and he was also an attending physician at Parkwood Hospital in London. Dr. Lindsay was a medical examiner for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in London for more than 40 years.
By 1921, the Lindsay family resided at 719 Dundas Street in London.
Mrs. Lindsay died in 1949. Dr. Lindsay was still residing at the same address in 1949. Dr. Lindsay died at his home on the 18th of February, 1955. Dr. and Mrs. Lindsay are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in London.
*His son, Dr. Kenneth Moncur Lindsay also became a doctor. He died in 1933 at the age of 31 in London, Ontario and he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.