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SHOOK, J. H. C. (Dr.)
|Cambria Freeman, 13 Sep 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Death of Former Resident|
Dr. J. H. C. Shook, the well known Windber physician, died in the Memorial Hospital at Johnstown on Sunday morning from injuries received by being struck by a train at Lilly earlier in the day.
The exact manner in which Dr. Shook met his injures is a matter of doubt, but it is said that he was waiting for one train to pass when struck by another. Railroad employees placed him on a passenger train and he was brought to the Memorial Hospital, but death occurred a short time after he had been brought to that institution.
Dr. Shook was in Johnstown last Saturday evening, according to all that can be learned of his whereabouts before taking a train up the mountain, and is said to have gone to Lilly to visit friends. He was alone at the time of the accident.
The unfortunate physician, who was a son of Mr. Shook, for a number of years, proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel of Ebensburg, graduated with high honors to the medical profession and for several years was engaged in a lucrative practice in towns in Clearfield county. He located in Windber shortly after the formation of that town by the Wilmore Coal Company and had lived there ever since. Some years ago he married a sister of Attorney John Hartman of Windber who survives him. They had no children. Dr. Shook was about 38 years of age.