Proudly a McHale, he created a personal nickname, too.
Luke Joseph MCHALE was born 30
Dec 1889 in St. Agatha's Par, Philadelphia, PA and was christened
12 Jan 1890 in St. Agatha's, Philadelphia, PA. He died 15 May 1968
in Philadelphia, , PA and was buried 20 May 1968 in L-12-25, Holy
Cross Cem, Yeadon, PA.
He was a bachelor.
In care-free moments of his later days, Luke enjoyed recollecting a life-long handling of reins.
"Gee," he'd say, ordering a horse team to turn right, or "Whoa," for the opposite.
Until retiring from a leg injury -- run over by a wagon wheel -- Luke drove ice and coal horse-pulled wagons on Philadelphia streets.