JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
WELL KNOWN CITIZEN SUCCUMBS TO APOPLEXY
Wm. JUSTICE Stricken While at Evening Meal -
Never Regained Consciousness - Born in Ohio
Wm. Justice, was stricken with apoplexy while at his evening meal
Wednesday and never regained consciousness. He passed away on
to the other world at 4 o'clock Thursday morning.
He was born in Beverly, Ohio, July 2, 1847. On February 14, 1884,
Mr. Justice came to this city from Oakland City, Ind., to reside, and
on account of landing here on St. Valentine's day always referred to
himself as Mt. Vernon's valentine. Shortly after locating here he became
associated with Elisha Rogers in the shoe making business, and had been
associated with him most of the time since then.He had suffered several
previous strokes of apoplexy, but none of them were very severe.In the
Civil War he served under General Grosvenor, in the 18th Ohio for three
years, enlisting as a private and when mustered out had earned the distinction
of being quartermaster sargeant. He was a member of Coleman Post, G.A.R.,
and one of the most active members, serving for seven years as quartermaster.
The funeral will be conducted at the Second Baptist church Friday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, by Rev. C. Bersche, under the auspices of the G.A.R.
Interment at Oakwood.
January 4, 1912 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
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