Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     AMASA S. LINDSAY is one of the veteran newspaper editors and publishers in Washington, at present of the firm of Lindsay & Spencer, proprietors of the Wenatchee Advance, Wenatchee, Chelan county.  Since the close of the Rebellion, in which he played an active and important part, he has been engaged in the newspaper business almost exclusively.
     He was born at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, November 4, 1842, the son of Samuel and Eleanor (Rohr) Lindsay.  The father was descended from one of the old, prominent and influential Maryland families, in which state he was born.  He died in Geneseo, Illinois, in 1862.  The mother was a native of Pennsylvania, of Dutch ancestry.  She passed away in 1851.
     Until the age of eleven years our subject was reared in West Virginia, removing thence to Indiana and later to Illinois.  Although a Southerner by birth he was among the earliest to attest his patriotism by enlistment in the Civil war, and on April 1, 1861, he joined Company D, Twenty-first Illinois Infantry, then commanded by Colonel, afterwards General Ulysses S. Grant.  He re-enlisted and served until the close of the war.  In 1866 he engaged in the newspaper business in Illinois, purchasing the Tuscola Journal which he successfully conducted for ten years.  It was Republican in politics and the official paper of Douglas county.  The Journal, Worthington, Minnesota, was his next venture, in which he engaged in 1877, at first purchasing a half interest, and subsequently taking over the whole property.  Three years later he removed to Kansas and purchased an interest in the Anthony Republican, later securing control of the same.  He served as postmaster of Anthony from 1882 until 1886.  In the latter year he removed to Escondido, San Diego county California, where in partnership with another man, he established the Times, which they conducted until 1892, when Mr. Lindsay came to Lakeside, Chelan county, then Okanogan, and put the Lake Chelan Eagle on its feet.  This was discontinued at the close of the first year, and the plant moved to Leavenworth, Washington, where our subject established the Leavenworth Journal, conducting the same five years.  On September 8, 1898, he issued the first number of the Wenatchee Republican, which he disposed of in 1901.  One year later, in company with Martin P. Spencer, he bought the plant and good will of the Wenatchee Advance from Fred Reeves, with which journal he is now associated.
     Mr. Lindsay is an earnest and influential worker in the interest of the Republican party, and has been selected as a delegate to every Republican state convention since he first came to the state of Washington.  Until January, 1903, he served as clerk of Chelan county.
     Our subject has two brothers, Ambrose W. and Ellis T., residents of Dupont, Indiana.  Fraternally he is a member of Riverside Lodge No. 112, A. F. & A. M., and Chapter No. 22, R. A. M., Wenatchee, Washington.
     Mr. Lindsay owns a neat and commodious cottage residence on Wenatchee avenue, near the court house.