Alonzo S. & Olive M. Curl ~ Fourth Couple to be Superintendent & Matron of the Friends Boarding Home
May 11, 1933 Western Star
Alonzo Curl Suffers Fatal
Injuries In Fall At
His mind evidently temporarily deranged by several weeks of intense suffering, Alonzo Curl, superintendent of the Friends Home at Waynesville jumped from a window of his apartment
at that place shortly before midnight Monday suffering injuries that resulted in his death within a few minutes. According to a story of one of the witnesses to the tragedy, Mrs. Curl had called Marshal C. P. Joy and other friends to assist the physician in administering a sedative when her husband became violently delirious at about 11 o’clock. With this accomplished, Mr. Curl appeared to be somewhat easier but he suddenly rushed to an open window and jumped, falling a distance of about 15 feet. He struck a concrete walk head first and although assistance was immediately rushed to the injured man, he lived but a few minutes. It is believed that a fractured skull was the cause of death. Funeral services were held at the A. H. Stubbs funeral parlors on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. G. C. Dibert officiating. Interment was made at Wilmington. Mr. Curl, who was about 65 years of age, was a native of Clinton County having spent most of his life in the vicinity of Wilmington and later at Clarksville. He came to Waynesville in September, 1930 to assume the superintendency of the Friends Home. His widow, Mrs. Olive Curl, survives.