Glenn Shearer who was seriously injured when his car turned over with him on the Cannon Ball highway near Cunningham one day last week, passed away at the Wesley hospital in Wichita Tuesday morning at 2:30. Following the accident he was rushed to the hospital from Pratt. X-ray pictures taken showed a serious condition of the spinal column which only a delicate operation could correct. Fearing pneumonia the surgeons hesitated to operate but as no such development took place, the operation was performed on Monday morning of this week. At first the patient seemed to be rallying but on Monday afternoon he began to sink and death came about eighteen hours after the operation. His wife, Mrs. Ruth Shearer; his mother, Mrs. Carrie Shearer; his brother, Frank; and aunt, Mrs. Minnie Hastings, were near him at the time of his death.
The body was brought to Wilmore on Wednesday afternoon and funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church by Rev. J. P. Woods, assisted by Rev. A. R. Madison of the Methodist church. Music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Lawrence York, Mrs. Perry Wall, L. E. Baker and Ray Bigbee. The pall bearers were George Davis, and Joe Foster of Pratt, C. G. Anderson of Aetna, Lawrence York, J. E. Griffith and F. H. Moberly. Interment was in Wilmore cemetery.
Glenn Harvey Shearer was born in Buchard, Pawnee county, Nebraska, July 18, 1892, and died at Wichita, Kansas, April 8, 1930, age 37 years, 8 months and 21 days.
At the age of eighteen he came to Comanche county with his parents, who settled on a farm just west of Wilmore. He remained here assisting his parents with the work on the farm until he heard his country's call when the United States entered the World War. He enlisted in the Aviation Corps, trained at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, and spent a number of months in England. At the close of the war he was mustered out of service but immediately re-enlisted and saw three years service in the Panama Canal Zone. When this enlistment expired, he again enlisted but was honorably discharged before his term expired. Returning to Kansas, he spent most of his time working as a mechanic. He was employed by Bryan Farmer at Pratt and by the Ford Motor Co. at Medicine Lodge and Kiowa. Just shortly before his death he opened an auto repair shop at Isabel, Kansas.
On April 4, 1926, he was united in marriage to Ruth Gilpin of Sawyer, Kansas.
He is survived by his wife and stepson, his mother, Mrs. Carrie Shearer, three sisters, Mrs. L. H. Pates of Littlefield, Texas; Mrs. Willia Ray of Abilene, Texas; Mrs. Geo. Grass of Hays, Kansas; two brothers, Clarence of Pampa, Texas; and Frank of Wilmore, and many other relatives and friends.
Carrie Emilie (LaMunyon) Shearer, mother of Glenn Harvey Shearer.
Donald R. "Cannonball" Green, founder of the Cannonball Stagecoach Line; father of Greensburg, Kansas; the "Cannonball Highway" was named after his stage route.
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