The  Indianapolis  Star
April 1, 1915
Page 4   Column 4
         SHELBYVILLE -- John T. Greer, 65 years old, is dead here of paralysis.  He retired several years ago after being successful as a carriage manufacturer for thirty years.  His wife and a son survive him.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 1, 1915
Page 1 column 5
Well-Known Resident of This City
A Victim of Paralysis
(From Wednesday’s Daily)
          John T. Greer, 65 years, two months and one day old, one of the widely known residents of the county, died at his home, 721 south Noble street, at eleven-thirty o’clock this morning from paralysis.  Death followed a third stroke of paralysis which he suffered January 1.  He had been confined to his bed ever since and the death did not come unexpectedly to his relatives and many friends, as his condition had been critical for the last several days.
          Deceased was born near Staunton, Virginia, but came to Indiana with his parents when a small boy, and settled in Decatur County, near Greensburg. Later he came to this city and started in the carriage manufacturing business with his brother-in-law, John H. McGuire.  He was very successful in that line, retiring after thirty years of hard labor.
          On November 19, 1884, he was united in marriage to  Mrs. Flora Chapman Miller, and to this union one child, a son, Russell C., was born.  The marriage was a most happy one and the death was a terrible blow to the grief-stricken wife and son.
          When a resident of Decatur county, deceased united with the Baptist church at Greensburg and had ever been loyal to the teachings of his Master. After coming to this city he joined the Masons and the Eastern Star, being a charter member of the latter order.  He was always held in the highest esteem by his brothers and sisters and everyone else who knew him and the family will have the heartfelt sympathy of the county in their great bereavement.
          Besides the wife and son, deceased is survived by two step-sons,  Orville and  Ernest Miller,  of Walker, Minnesota; five sisters,  Mrs. Mary E. McGuire of this city,  Mrs. John Wynkoop of Waldron,  Mrs. Howard Beale of Greenfield, and  Mrs. Ann Wimmer and  Mrs. George E. Brown, of Colorado; and one brother,  William P. Greer, of Howard county.
          The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. J. S. Ward officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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