JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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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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