John T. Ling dies suddenly while at wheel of motor car
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jan 1926, p. 3

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John Thornhill Ling, 1116 Greenwood avenue, died suddenly at the wheel of his automobile last Saturday evening, of heart disease. He had been attending a basketball game at the Patten gymnasium of Northwestern university, in Evanston, with his wife and son. He complained of feeling ill and left the gymnasium before the end of the game. After starting his motor car he was seized with a heart attack and fell dead over the wheel, the car running up on a parkway where it stopped. An Evanston policeman was nearby and took the stricken man to the Evanston hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Funeral services for Mr. Ling were held from the home Tuesday afternoon of this week, Dr. Hubert Carleton of St. Augustine's Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park. Mr. Ling was 44 years of age and is survived by his widow, a son, John Marshall Ling, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ling, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Norman, all of Wilmette.

Mr. Ling had been a resident of Wilmette all his life, his family being one of the oldest in the village. He had been sales manager of the Chicago Flexible Shaft company for 15 years. He was a member of the grounds committee of the Skokie Golf club and had previously been a member of the board of directors of that club for several years. He was also a member of the Chicago Golf association and was well known in local golf circles. He was a member of Wilmette Lodge No. 931, A. F. & A. M.

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8 Jan 1926
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Ling, John ; Carleton, Hubert ; Norman, Fred Mrs.
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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John T. Ling dies suddenly while at wheel of motor car