The Shelbyville Republican
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.
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,
of Freeport, survive him, together with fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
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.
Monday, March 7, 1932
TAPS SOUNDED FOR OLD
HIRAM JUSTUS SUCCUMBS AT HOME
IN FREEPORT SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 6:47
SON, DAUGHTER SURVIVE
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Shelby Democrat
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.
Hand have charge of the remains.
Thursday, July 4, 1901
Death Comes Suddenly to Alonzo Justus
Thursday Evening At His Home on the Senour Farm
Just North of the City, From Heart Trouble.
Submitted by Barb Huff