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Quincy IL

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The Linsday Church Home

The late Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay, by her will, dated Nov. 4, 1863, left all of her property to Dr. Edward G. Castle, Seth C. Sherman and Peter Grant, in trust, for the purpose of founding and supporting in the city of Quincy, what was to be styled The Lindsay Church Home, the same to be exclusively held and used for the benefit of poor persons belonging to the Protestant Episcopal Church of Quincy.  The value of the real estate bequeathed was about $15,000, and the rest of the property was valued at about $3,000.  In accordance with the will of Mrs. Lindsay, the Home was established in the home of the founder, namely, on the southeast corner of Fourth and Vermont streets.  The institution was incorporated Nov. 6, 1874, the incorporators being Edward G. Castle, Peter Grant, Seth C. Sherman, Henry Asbury, Henry A. Williamson and Edward J. Parker.  The matron of the institution is Mrs. M. E. Powell.  While its means have been limited, the Home has served its purpose.

Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois by William Collins.  Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1905, p 236.

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