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On Friday John Curtis ate his dinner as usual at the boarding house of Mrs. Charles Riddle, at Little Silver, and then started to go to the post office. He had not proceeded more than two hundred yards when he sank to the ground unconcious. Otto Flash and Will Pope saw him fall and hastened to his assistance. Edward Williams was passing in an open wagon and Mr. Curtis was placed in the vehicle and taken back to the house, but expired before he reached there. Dr. Thomas A. Curtis, his nephew, was summoned from Red Bank, and he pronounced the cause of death heart disease. Mr. Curtis was in his 51st year and was a bachelor. By occupation he was a house painter. He leaves four brothers, Charles and Henry H. Curtis of Red Bank; Horace Curtis, of Long Branch, and George Curtis, of Little Silver. The funeral took place from the house of Charles Curtis, in Red Bank, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Greenbank, and the interment was made in the Presbyterian burial ground at Shrewsbury.
Source: Red Bank Register March 23, 1887