Stoney Creek, Oct. 27 - A sad accident occurred on Stoney Creek mountain about 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, when John Green, a life-long and highly respected resident of the community, received fatal injuries. Mr. Green, driving a team dray, was distributing baskets in his vineyard, and when making a short turn at the end of the rows, the dray struck a post and tipped over. From the high seat the driver fell on the tongue of the wagon between the horses, which had become frightened and bolted, and Mr. Green was dragged some considerable distance before the animals could be stopped. When picked up, the aged man, who was in his 77th year, was unconscious, and Dr. W.W. Lee, who responded to an emergency call, found his condition warranted immediate removal to hospital. In the city an examination revealed broken ribs, a compound fracture of one wrist bone and severe cuts about the head, which resulted in death about 7:30 o'clock Saturday night. Mr. Green regained consciousness shortly after arrival at the hospital, but despite assistance, slowly passed away. It is believed that the severe cuts about the head were caused by being kicked by the horses when they bolted with the wagon. In consideration of Mr. Green's advanced age, the shock is credited with having hastened his death.
The deceased represented one of the oldest families in this section of Ontario and was very well known as a man of high repute. His grandfather, William Green, who received the name of "Billy the Scout" for patriotism displayed during the war of 1812-1813, established what is now known as Greentown, which has been the home of the family for nearly 150 years. The late Mr. Green was at one time an enthusiastic and active member of the Orange lodge, and at the time of the Fenian raid volunteered for service.
Left to mourn his demise are his widow; four sons, William of Stoney Creek, Henry and Philip at home, and Stanley of Swift Current, Sask.,and one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Olde, of Seattle, Wash. - Hamilton Spectator, Oct. 27.