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son, of Blair county, and one child, Laban Lee, has blessed this union.
    Daniel W. Luke was born to the inheritance of a noble character and a good name, which he has preserved through every trial and vicissitude of life. He is one of the representative business men of the State who have not only deserved success, but won it.
    As a soldier he shirked no duty, but fought well and gallantly the battles of his country, and well won a reputation for bravery and courage that will shine with increasing lustre until the final roll call.
    Mr. Luke, since the age of eighteen, has been a consistent and earnest member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a worker in the cause of Christianity, and it is with happy satisfaction he realized the fact that his family are following in his footsteps. This to him is more to be desired than honor or great gain.


MAJOR JAMES HARRISON GAGEBY, deceased, was born within the corporate limits of the city of Johnstown, September 5, 1835, and died in the same city, July 13, 1896. He was a son of Robert B. and Rebecca (Scott) Gageby.
    Major Gageby was of Scotch-Irish stock, and his military genius came to him through a long line of honorable ancestry, easily traceable to the Conqueror, William of Normandy. His grandfather, James Gageby, emigrated from the North of Ireland to the United States in 1774, and located in the city of Philadelphia, and was present in Independence Hall when the Declaration of Independence was read. No doubt this document had the effect to convince him of the righteousness of the American cause, for he entered the patriot army and fought with them in the cause of

liberty throughout the entire struggle. After the war was over and independence had been acknowledge, he removed to Westmoreland county, where he died in 1836, at the advanced age of eighty-six years.
    Robert Gageby (father) was born in Westmoreland county and was reared in that county, and in 1834, during the building of the Pennsylvania canal and Portage railroad, he came to Johnstown, dying in 1880, at the age of seventy-four years. Robert Gageby was a staunch republican, and always took an active and intelligent part in all affairs pertaining to the party. He was a man possessing in an eminent degree many sterling qualities of head and heart. Major Gageby's mother was a native of Somerset county, of Scotch extraction, and a descendant of the Scott and Stewart families, so famed in the history of Scotland.
    In his early days, Major Gageby worked with his father in the blacksmith shop of Gageby & Kinley. His elementary education was obtained in the common schools of Johnstown, to which, when about eighteen years of age, was added an academical course in Elder's Ridge academy, under the direction of Dr. Donaldson. In 1857, following a spirit of adventure, he went to Iowa, and there for three years engaged in various occupations. He returned home, and entered the military service, April 19, 1861, as a sergeant in company K., Third Pennsylvania volunteers, for the three months' service. The company was known as the “Johnstown Zouaves,” and as such was thoroughly drilled in infantry tactics. In this regiment he served in General Patterson's column in Maryland and Virginia, and was engaged in the battle of Falling Water,


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