Ernest "Curley" Boesewetter found dead Jun 24, 1960
Man, 73, Found Dead in Cabin on Island in River Ernest (Curley) Boesewetter, 73, was found dead Friday at Scotch Jimmy's (Piasa) Island, where he had gone last Tues- jday to spend several days at a j cabin owned by Mr. and Mrs. Homer Curvey of Alton. Death apparently was due to a heart fatal attack in his sleep. arrival at the cabin they found the screen door lad lied and they removed the hinges from the door and gained entry. They round the body of Mr. on a bed where he had apparently suffered Ihe seizure suffered in his sleep, Deputy Coroner Thomas Burke, who investigated the death, said. Curvey, accompanied by his wife, went to the island after they learned from another cabin owner that Boesewetler had not been seen since Wednesday Wednesday evening. Curvey told Burke that upon Reports of of Dog Bites | tu i p.m. alter tirst taking the child ' St. Joseph's Hospital for ,ueatment oj a dog bite wound. He said the child had been bitten bitten while visiting at the home of his grandmother on Marsh avenue. Police said they investigated, investigated, traced ownership of the After consulting with Coroner Coroner Dr. W. W. Billings, Burke had the body moved from the island by boat. Mr. Boesewetter, who resided at LaSalle Hotel, made frequent frequent visits to the Curvey cabin, and had been taken to the Island last Tuesday 'by Mr. and Mrs. Curvey. previously he had been there at intervals of several weeks and was widely acquainted among persons having having cabins on the island. .He had resided in Alton tor the past 40 years and was a retired retired painter. He was a life member of Painters Local- 471 Born in St. Louis. July 21. 1886, he resided there until coming to Alton. He was a veteran of d °e. and ordei'ed it restrained Starting next .Monday, it fo1 an observation period required by ordinance. is proposed that the dog bite complaints complaints booked by the police will be referred to the dog warden foi- investigation and any appropriate appropriate action under the dog code. War 1, with overseas duty and was a member of Veterans oi Foreign Wars Post. Surviving are two brothers Lloyd of Alton, and G«orge ot St. Louis, and a uephew, David Coleman, Alton. The body i» at Burke Fua«raJ Home where rites will b* conducted conducted Monday at 9:90 ».m Burial will be la N»w Plckei Cemetery, St. LflMis. >rl»od. may c«U at thy fttMQti toonu after 1 p.m.