It is not uncommon for a child to apply for the pension after the father's death. If it is the widow, it should have her name on it.
Can you email me a copy of the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
? Perhaps I can figure out what it is saying.
I did find the death notice in a Tucson newspaper. It appears he belonged to a union ...:???
We probably need to move this conversation away from St. Clair Co., MI since it has nothing to do with MI. We can move this to WELLS message board.
It appears his grandson, Marshall, had several male descendants. If you can find a "living male Wells" who is descended from Marshall hopefully he would participate in the WELLS Surname DNA Study. That would narrow down which DNA Family Justus is descended from. The more I find about him, he may be connected to the same DNA Family as Thomas WELLES, the 4th Governor of CT.