John Churchill Lindsay 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1895 to 1955
Area of Specialization:
Family Physician and Surgeon  


Dr. John Churchill Lindsay was born near Goderich, Ontario on the 4th of March, 1873.  Dr. Lindsay was the youngest of 4 children born to James Hay Lindsay and the former Anne Churchill.  His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Elizabeth Mary Lindsay, Thomas James Lindsay and Charles Lindsay.  Dr. Lindsay’s 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, Ontario.

Dr. Lindsay was married in a double wedding ceremony on the 1st of August, 1900 in Huron County to Isabelle Little Murray.  His brother Thomas James Lindsay married Mrs. Lindsay’s sister Mary Laidlaw Murray at the same ceremony.

Mrs. Isabelle Lindsay was born in Hensall, Ontario on the 4th of April, 1876.  She was the 6th of 7 children born to George Murray and the former Elizabeth B. Little.  Her father was a merchant and her siblings were; James Little Murray, Jane C. Murray, Mary Laidlaw Murray, Maggie Murray, John Murray and Georgiana Laidlaw Murray.  On the marriage record, Dr. Lindsay stated that he resided in Wheatley.

Dr. Lindsay 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 on her 73rd birthday at her residence on Dundas Street in London on the 4th of April, 1949.  Dr. Lindsay died at his home on the 18th of February, 1955.  Dr. and Mrs. Lindsay were buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in London.

*Dr. Lindsay’s son, Dr. Kenneth Moncur Lindsay also became a physician.  He died in  London (Ontario) on the 11th of March, 1933 at the age of 31 and he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.