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The Eastern Gazette 11-25-1920, p.8
Bert Curtis Bert Curtis of Belgrade was killed shortly after 2 o’clock last Thursday afternoon when he was struck by the engine of a special freight train going to Waterville. Mr. Curtis was walking on the tracks in the same direction the train was going, and the accident occurred about 500 feet south of the North Belgrade station. County Attorney Walter M. Sanborn and Medical Examiner W. H. Harris of Augusta were called to the scene and after a hearing found the cause of Mr. Curtis' death purely accidental. Three eyewitnesses to the accident stated that the man, who was well along in years, acted rather bewildered as he was walking along the track with the train coming behind him. They said that he looked around two or three times at the train and that the train whistled, but that he kept right on walking on the track. The deceased was a native of Dexter and resided here until 15 years ago when he went to Belgrade where he was employed as a steamboat captain on the Belgrade lakes until a few years ago when ill health forced him to retire. He was 66 years of age. He is survived by a widow and by a daughter, by a former marriage, Miss Marion Curtis of Rochester, N. H., who was in Dexter to attend the funeral. Leroy Jones of Waterville also came to attend the funeral. The deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and his death is deeply regretted by many friends here and in Belgrade. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of his brother, Leslie Curtis on Spring street, Rev. F. Ernest Smith, pastor of the Methodist Epis- copal church, officiated. The bearers were Stanford M. Leighton, Bert L, Call, John W. Springall and Dr. C. H. Haines.