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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Alonzo Justin

   Alonzo Justin died Feb. 23, 1923, at his home west of the river, in the city of Gladwin, having been in poor health several years. Alonzo Justin was born at St. Clair, Mich., Oct. 20, 1844 and was aged 78 years, four months and three days. When 17 years old he enlisted in the Eighth Michigan Cavalry where he was thrown from his horse and seriously injured. Although his health was never good he followed the occupation of farming until 10 years ago when he left the farm and moved to town. He was married March 13, 1870, to Miss Fannie Gardner of Speaker, Sanilac county, Michigan.
   To this union were born six children, Mrs. Hattie Hillaker of Argyle, Sanilac county, Michigan, Mrs. Minnie Hillaker of Smith Creek, Gladwin county, Herbert Justin of Gladwin, Mrs. Ella Collins of Flint, Mrs. Nina Wolf of Highland Park, Detroit, and Mrs. Fannie Turner of Gladwin, who survive him with his wife; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was a kind and loving husband and father and an honored and respected citizen. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. T. Smith.
   Today a grief our hearts would rend, Today shall sleep beneath the sward, The husband, father and the friend. Nor call for aid was made in vain, His generous heart with pity filled, He shared our joys our grief and pain, The fears of youth with love he stilled, His blood has damped his country's soil, He bore his struggles in the fight, And through a life of honest toil, He gave his best, his loyal might.
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Feb 23, 1923
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Gladwin County Record
P:4 C:7
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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