Doctor William F. Justus
Biography

From: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Illustrated 1908, edited by Newton Bateman, LL. D. and Paul Selby, A. M., Volume II, Schuyler County", edited by Howard F. Dyson, pages 850-851, a Reprinted by Stevens Publishing Company, Astoria, Illinois 61501, 1970, is sold by the Schulyer County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Justus, Dr. William F., a well-known, efficient and popular physician of Littleton, Schuyler County, Ill., was born in Browning, Schuyler County, May 29, 1872, a son of Moses L. and Martha A. (Steppe) Justus.  (A sketch of the father, with other facts of ancestral history, appears in a preceding section of this biographical potion of the work.)  William F. Justus received his education in the public schools of Browning Township, and in the Illinois State Normal University, at Normal.  At the age of nineteen years, he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk, Iowa, from which he was graduated in 1892.  He the began the practice of medicine at Industry, McDonough County, Ill., where he continued in practice until 1897.   In the spring of 1898, in the company with a party of six residents of Rushville, Ill., he made a trip to Alaska.  Returning after a sojourn of four months in that region, he located in Littleton, Ill., there resuming the practice of his profession on January 1, 1899.  Since then, through skillful methods and close attention to duty, Dr. Justus has succeeded in acquiring a substantial patronage in Littleton and the surrounding country, and has gained an enviable reputation as a practitioner of solid attainments in medical science and as a strict adherent of the highest ethics of the healing art.
  On April 7, 1894, Dr. Justus was united in marriage with Anna M. Garrison, who was born in Littleton Township, February 28, 1874.  Mrs. Justus is a daughter of Henry W. and Anna M. (Justus) Garrison.  His father is a native of Ohio, while the birthplace of her mother was Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County.  One child is the issue of this union, Ansel Howard, born May 26, 1895.
  Politically, Dr. Justus is a supporter of the principles of the Democratic party, and has served one term in the office of Supervisor of Littleton Township.  In fraternal circles, he is identified with the M. W. and the M. W. A., of Littleton, the I. O. O. F., of Rushville, Ill.; and the B. P. O. E., of Macomb, McDonough County.  Dr. Justus has won the confidence of those who have availed themselves of his professional services, and of the public in general, and socially he and his estimable wife maintain a deservedly high standing.


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