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The Eastern Gazette 11-1-1934, p.1
DEXTER MAN KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE Burt S. Curtis Dies in Hospital of Fractured Skull Friday Night --- Was Walking on Cement Road --- Lawrence Robichaud is Held for Manslaughter Burt S. Curtis, 60, was fatally injured last Friday night when struck by an automobile driven by Lawrence Robichaud of this town. Mr. Curtis was on his way home from a meeting of the Knights of Pythias, and had nearly reached his home near the salesroom of the Blaisdell Automobile Company when the fatal accident occurred. Robichaud stated that he did not see the man walking on the edge of the concrete highway until his car struck him. The accident was investigated by Officer Dorr of the state highway police, who stated that technical charges of manslaughter would probably be placed against Robichaud. When the accident occurred the victim of the crash was walking home from a lodge meeting in company with Harry J. Weymouth. They were walking side by side along the right side of the cement road when the car approached from the rear. Mr. Weymouth saw an object flying through the air before him and turned to speak to Mr. Curtis and he was not there. The impact of the speeding car hurled Mr. Curtis some 50 feet against an elm tree. The injured man was taken to the Plummer Memorial hospital where he died shortly after being admitted. Examination revealed that he suffered a fractured skull, a broken shoulder, and possible internal injuries. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Curtis, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lloyd W. Shields, and a brother, William, by whom he was employed as driver of a coal truck. Funeral services for the late Bert S. Curtis were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist church of which he was a Member. The pastor, Rev. Frederick Knox, officiated, and the floral offerings bore silent tribute to the esteem in which the deceased was held. The ritualistic funeral service of Knights of Pythias lodge was conducted by officers of Bedivere Lodge of which the deceased has been a long time member. Bearers were also close friends in the lodge.