|Dr. John C. Luke, a prominent citizen of South Fork, died at his home there at 8:15 o'clock Sunday evening, aged about 70 years. The deceased had been ill for some time and was compelled to retire from his profession about three years ago.|
Dr. Luke was a son of John and Charlotte George Luke and was born on a farm in Blacklick township. He was brought up on a farm and received his preparatory education in the public schools, also attending school during several summers at Western Reserve Seminary of Farming and the Leroy academy, both in Ohio. By teaching during the winter months and attending school in the summer he acquired a good preparatory education and in 1853 entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and after one year there went to the Western Reserve university at Cleveland, O., where he took a special course in operative surgery, graduating in 1871. After completing his professional preparation he located at Summerhill where he practiced nine years, moving to South Fork about 1880 where he had resided ever since.
In November of 1860 Dr. Luke was married to Annie Thomson, daughter of Watson Thomson of Indiana county, who survives him with two sons, Edgar, a P. R. R. employee and Roscoe, at home. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Hugh Roberts of Johnstown and a brother, D. W. Luke, one of the most prominent coal operators in this section of the state.