Obituary part 2, for J Curtis Smith
The entire citizenship of Newton was shocked last Saturday when it became known that J. Curtis Smith, prominent lumberman here and a" member of the board of aldermen, had suffered a stroke of apoplexy while driving his automobile on the streets of Newton. From reports, it seems that some one saw him as he tried to back out irom in front of the post office with difficulty. After getting his car headed south towards his home on South Main Street, he proceeded in that direction until he reached the C. H. Rew residence where .the car of Mr. and Mrs B. G. Hammond was parked, and being unable to control his . steering, he headed into the other car which stop-? ped him, though not injuring him to any extent in the" collision. Upon finding him, it was found that his condition was serious and he was rushed to the Newton Infirmary where he lay in a coma state until Monday afternoon at three o'clock, when he passed quitely away.