Walker O. Lindsey saved Andrew Dorsey and attempted to save Hilliard Mapp from a well cave-in, Madison, Georgia, March 20, 1916. Dorsey, 24, and Mapp, 47, laborers, and Lindsey, 29, superintendent, were working at the bottom of a well 30 feet deep when part of a wall of the well caved on them. Dorsey’s leg was caught by some timbers, and he was partially buried. Mapp was completely buried. Lindsey was buried so that only his head, arms, and part of his back were exposed, and he was seriously hurt but not maimed. He extricated himself and was raised to the top in a bucket. He re-entered the well in the bucket and tied a rope to Dorsey, and Dorsey was drawn up. Two small portions of the wall caved while Lindsey was in the well but did not strike him. Lindsey felt weak and left the well. He entered it again to find Mapp but could not locate him and left the well. Another cave-in occurred later. Mapp was dead when he was found.16139-1578
The death of Walker Obadiah Lindsey, World War I veteran, brought sorrow to his devoted family, to a large family connection, and to many friends. His death was sudden, following heart failure early Sunday night, September 27, 1964.
In his home at Social Circle Georgia. A native of Walton County, he was born May 4, 1887, making his age 77 years and almost five months. His parents were the late Owen Robert Lindsey and Emma Brown Lindsey, prominent citizens of this town. A World War I veteran, he served with the U.S. Army in the European theater of war, in Germany and France, and other areas overseas.