Marquis L. Justus, of Greenwood, was born in Pleasant Township, this county, November 27, 1851, and is the son of David G. Justus, a history of whom appears elsewhere in this work. He was reared on his father’s farm, and received a common school education. In the fall of 1871, he became employed in a wheel factory in Indianapolis, and was thus engaged three months. He then returned home, and on the 14th of November, 1872, he was married to Miss Fannie Shryock. She was born February 22, 1856, in Kentucky, the daughter of Hillery and Mary (Lewis) Shryock, who were natives of Kentucky. For two years after his marriage, Mr. Justus was engaged at farming. For a period of five years following he was employed on the J., M. & I. Railroad. On the 10th of January, 1888, he entered the employ of his brother, Sylvester Justus, and now acts as salesman in his general store at Greenwood. He and wife have had a family of seven children, as follows: Katie, Hallie, Mamie, deceased, Ethel, Charles E., Chester D., and a daughter, who died in infancy, unnamed. Our subject and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The former is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge, and is a republican in politics.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 796.