- Born: 1866, Wayne County, Indiana, United States
- Died: After 1903, Prob Lyon Co, KS
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1870, Henry County, Indiana, United States. Horace Lindley is 3, b IN, living with parents. (Dublin PO, Dudley Twp, Henry Co, IN, family 34)
2. Census, 1880, Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Horace Lindly is 13, farmer, born IN, living with mother. (Cloud Co, Lyon Twp, Kansas, p255B)
3. Occupation: Farmer.
4. Story. Posted on Lindley Rootsweb by Lois Burdick (email@example.com) on 17 Jan 2002: I found this in the Cloud Co. Kansas page.. sure hope this helps someone. JAMES H. LINDLEY, one of the successful farmers and stockmen of Lyon township, is a native of Wayne county, Indiana, born in 1866. ... His parents were Osmond and Achsah (Wilson) Lindley, of North Carolina birth. James H. Lindley is one of twelve children. Mr. Lindley came to Kansas with his mother, two sisters and a brother, at the age of twelve years; his father having died when he was ten years old. ... On their arrival in Kansas they purchased eighty acres of the McCoy homestead, lived in a dugout with dirt roof and floor during the first winter and endured the hardships incident to pioneer life. In 1890, Mr. Lindley bought the farm and his mother returned to Indiana. In 1893 he purchased the other eighty acres of the homestead, where he now lives. His principal industry is wheat and corn, feeding and raising cattle and hogs. Politically he is a Republican, and in 1898, received the nomination from his party for treasurer of Cloud county. His opponent, Edwin Coates, was elected by forty-five majority. Mr. Lindley is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias, of Glasco. He is a self-made man, having been thrown upon his own resources early in life through the death of his father, and worked for three years at a salary of eight dollars per month, during their early residence in Kansas. His farm is ranked among the most desirable in that vicinity. Personally he is held high in public estimation and is one of the solid men of Lyon township. Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas, published in 1903.