Robert Dalton Pawsey Lindsey

20 March 1937–21 May 2003 (Age 66)
Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States

The Life of Robert Dalton Pawsey

When Robert Dalton Pawsey Lindsey was born on 20 March 1937, in Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, his father, Rolland Earl Lindsey, was 23 and his mother, Victoria Kathleen Pawsey, was 18. He lived in Ketchikan Recording District - No. 3, Judicial District 1 Juneau, Alaska Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 21 May 2003, in Bainbridge Island, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 66.

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Robert Dalton Pawsey Lindsey
Caroline Louise Nelson

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rolland Earl Lindsey


    Victoria Kathleen Pawsey




World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 3

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 18

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Scottish Lindsay .2 Irish: reduced and Anglicized form of various Gaelic surnames, as for example Ó Loingsigh ( see Lynch 1), Mac Giolla Fhionntóg ( see McClintock ), and Ó Fhloinn ( see Flynn ).3 English: habitational name from Lindsey in Suffolk, named in Old English as ‘island (Old English ēg) of Lelli’, a personal name representing a byform of an unattested name Lealla.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert D Pawsey in household of Gerald O Pawsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Dalton Lindsey in entry for Caroline Louise Nelson Lindsey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Robert Dalton Pawsey Lindsey III, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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