The Shelbyville Republican
Monday, March 7, 1932
Page 2
          Hiram Justus, veteran of the Civil War died at his home in Freeport, in the north part of the county, Saturday afternoon at 6:47 o'clock.  He was aged 88 years and two months.  Freeport, the birthplace of Mr. Justus, had been his home during his whole life.  Shortly after the close of the Civil War, upon his return to civil life, Mr. Justus opened a blacksmith shop in that village, plying this trade there up to his eightieth year-eight years ago.  His acquaintances through his business dealings, were county wide, and he had a host of friends.  A member of Company F., 51st. Infantry, Mr. Justus rendered distinguished service during the war, taking part in some of its most important engagements.  One daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Correll, of Morristown, and one son, Leonard Justus, of Freeport, survive him, together with fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.  The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Morristown.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home in Freeport, and burial will take place in the Hanover cemetery, near Morristown, in charge of L. V. Hauk, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The Shelby Democrat
Thursday, July 4, 1901
Page 5
Death Comes Suddenly to Alonzo Justus
Thursday Evening At His Home on the Senour Farm
Just North of the City, From Heart Trouble.
           After retiring for the night Thursday at his home on the  Senour  farm, on the Marion Pike, Mrs. Alonzo Justus  noticed that her husband was breathing heavy and upon making an effort to arouse him found that he was unconscious.  A physician was hurriedly sent for, but all efforts to save the life of the man was futile and at 9:30 o'clock dissolution came, the doctor stating from rupture of the heart.  Deceased while not having been of the best of health the past few months was able to be about the farm and to do considerable work.  Deceased was born in Hanover township, fifty years ago and leaves a widow.  He was an industrious, hard working man whom everybody liked.  He had long been a tenant on the Senour farm and a better one could not have been secured in the county.  Only ten days ago Mr. Justus was examined by Dr. M. Drake, for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., and took out a policy for $1,000 on his life in that company.  Stewart and Hand have charge of the remains.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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