The Indianapolis Star
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
April 1, 1915
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Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla
The Shelby Democrat
(From Wednesday’s Daily)
Thursday April 1, 1915
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JOHN T. GREER CALLED BY DEATH
Well-Known Resident of This City
A Victim of Paralysis
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.
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,
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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