"William H. Greer, 74, Liberty township farmer died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the Home and Hospital of injuries sustained Thursday afternoon when he was struck and knocked over into the ditch by a hit-skit motorist on the Benton Ridge highway, a mile west of Findlay.
A decided turn for the worse was noticed in Greer's condition at midnight Saturday and from then on little hope was held for his recovery. He had begun to fall Saturday afternoon, however, Up to that time his condition had been favorable.
He suffered concusion of the brain, back injuries and severe bruises. It was believed that his back hurts developed into internal injuries.
The body was removed to the Barnhart funeral home, from
where the services will be held at one o’clock tomorrow, with Dr. B.W. Ziegler,
pastor of the First English Lutheran church of which he was a member,
officiating. Interment will take place in
The fatal accident happened at 1:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, only a short distance from Greer’s farm which is located on the Benton Ridgeway highway.
Greer, it was said, was walking along the edge of the highway. He was struck and knocked over into the ditch by a motorist who failed to stop after the accident. Greer was knocked unconscious. Efforts to learn the name of the motorist have been futile.
Taken to Hospital.
It was believed that Greer lay unconscious in the ditch for 15 or 20 minutes before he was noticed by a passing motorist. An ambulance was summoned and he was rushed to the hospital, where he was brought back to consciousness after an hour.
Greer was well known among farmers throughout
He moved to
Surviving are two brothers, Robert P., St. Marys, O., and Franklin G. Greer, of
Mr. Greer had been a farmer all of his life.
Greer had lived in Hancock county
68 years, 40 years of which had been spent in