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SHOOK, James Curry

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 13 Sep 1907, Page 5, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller


Private Services Over Remains of Physician Who Was Struck by fight Train


Windber, Sept. 12. - Tuesday afternoon, at the home of Attorney and Mrs. John A. Hartman in this place, were held private funeral services over the body of Dr. James Curry Shook, who died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained near Lilly several hours earlier, when he was hit by a freight train. Mrs. Hartman is the sister of the dead man.

The exact manner in which Dr. Shook met death is not known, but it is thought that, while attempting to get out of the way of one train he was hit by another. He was placed on an empty engine and hurried to the Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, but passed away there without regaining consciousness. One of his legs was severed from the body and he was cut about the head.

Dr. Shook, who was forty-one years old, located in Windber about five years ago. Previous to that time he had practiced in Johnstown, Cherrytree, and Ramey, Clearfield County. Besides his wife and the sister mentioned above, he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Dr. Lavelle, of Ambridge, Pa., and one brother, Clayton Shook, whose whereabouts are not known. Private burial was made in Grand-View Cemetery.

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