Wills, Ernest J. (Died on 26 Mar 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 31 Mar 1949, p. 1

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Ernest J. Wills, 76, a former Grimsby resident for some years, when he was employed as a rose grower at the Ofield greenhouses, was instantly killed on Saturday night when struck down by a hit-and-run driver while walking on the highway near his home at Maple, Ont.

The elderly man had left his home on the darkened No. 7 Highway to walk 150 yards to a store to obtain medicine for an ailing grandson.

Death overtook him as he walked against traffic with a flashlight on. Three persons in the store heard the crash. They said they saw the crash. The said they saw the driver get out of his car and walk back, view the fatally injured man, then drive off.

Mr. Wills was killed instantly.

Born in Vermont, Mr. Wills had been employed as a rose grower with the Concord Floral Co. He came to the district 9 years ago. He is survived by his wife, five daughters and two sons, and a step-son and step-daughter. His sons and daughters live in the United States.

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31 Mar 1949
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26 Mar 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Wills, Ernest J. (Died on 26 Mar 1949)