George C. Hoshal, resident of Grimsby, receives fatal chest injuries when car hits hydro tower at Falls - Fellow citizens and numerous friends sincerely regretted to learn of the fatal accident which befell Mr. Geo. C. Hoshal, nursery stock salesman, and a resident of Grimsby for many years, who passed away on Tuesday as a result of injuries received when his auto struck a Hydro tower on Monday evening at Niagara Falls. Mr. Hoshal apparently did not know he was on a dead-end street when he swerved his car into a Hydro tower at Falls View. He wrecked his car and suffered fatal chest injuries.
Mr. Hoshal was accompanied by Mrs. Lea Prest of Stamford Township who suffered facial lacerations. Both commenced to walk to summon help when he collapsed and died in Niagara Falls hospital at midnight, 2 hours later.
An inquest is being held into his death by Coroner E.T.Kellam. It opened on Tuesday and was adjourned until Thursday.
The late Mr. Hoshal who was born in Cayuga 54 years ago, for several years conducted a grocery business in this town, later purchasing a fruit farm. He was a member of the sales staff of E.D.Smith and Sons, Winona, nurseryman, at the time of his death. He had been a resident of this town for the past 18 years.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, one son John at home; and one daughter, Margaret, of Hamilton; three brothers, Roy of Beamsville; Harry of Cayuga; John, of Windsor; and one sister, Mrs. J.O. Best of Cayuga.
The funeral will be held from his late residence, Main St. East, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.A.Ballard will officiate.
Grimsby Independent 10 April, 1935: The late George Hoshal was laid to rest on Thursday morning last in the Cayuga Cemetery. Funeral services were held from his late residence, Main Street East, Rev. J.A. Ballard officiating.
Pallbearers were C.W.F. Carpenter, A.E.; Howard, N. Nelles, L.A. Wade, P. Tregunno and R. Theal.