- Apr 24, 2017
"Mrs. R. D. Shymer of New York" who was aboard the Lusitania when it went down in 1915 was a close cousin. Her maiden name was Anne C. Justice. She was born 30 May 1873 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. Her father, James Monroe Justice (1838-1889), was a successful attorney. My great great grandfather was his brother. The maiden name for Anne's mother was Grace E. Heikes (c.1846-1924). Grace was also known as Grace Justice-Hankins in her later years. Anne's sister was Maibelle Heikes Justice (1871-1926) who was a prolific writer and became an early Hollywood screenwriter. The few photos I've seen online of Anne aren't that flattering. However, I did run across a nice likeness of her (which I haven't seen elsewhere) on p. 1 of the 3 Dec 1918 issue of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. I hope this information is helpful to those seeking background information on her. Does anyone know her burial site? I'm still trying to resolve that question.