Charlotte Observer – March 9, 1913
News was received here yesterday of the death of Mr. Justus Everett, who lived just below Palmyra, in Martin County, which occurred Thursday night from the effects of ptomaine poisoning contracted through drinking a small glass of cider from his stock in his store. He was violently ill for three or four days, and the physicians could do nothing to relieve him.
Mr. Everett was one of the most prominent farmers of eastern North Carolina, a man whose judgment was relied upon by his neighbors, practical, sane and industrious. By economy and industry he had accumulated an estate of about $50,000, starting in life with nothing.
A wife and nine children of a former marriage survive him. Of his sons, Mr. R.O. Everett of Durham is known as one of the State’s most promising young lawyers. Mr. S. Justus Everett of Greensboro is also a prominent attorney.
The funeral occurred at Spring Green Primitive Baptist Church, near his home, this morning, Elder T.M. Lawrence of Hamilton conducting the service.
Source: “Justus Everett.” Charlotte Observer [Charlotte, NC] 9 Apr. 1913. GenealogyBank.