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By Staff | Nov 19, 2008

123 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Dec. 4, 1885

John Corter, the oldest citizen of Lycoming county, died at Williamsport last Thursday. Had he lived a few weeks longer he would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

Quite a number of Muncy people have received invitations to the wedding of Miss Fannie Webb, who is to be married to Mr. Charles L. Rogers, at Trinity Church, Bethlehem, on December 9th.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser-Dec. 3, 1908

Miss Martha Brittain, Muncy correspondent of the Gazette and Bulletin last Thursday last for Philadelphia where she will visit William Albright and family.

The following persons from Muncy attended the wedding of Mr. Bly and Miss Nicely, at Watsontown, Thursday evening: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Coppes, Mr. and Mrs. Artley Tallman, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bailey and daughters, Edith and Blanch.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary-Nov. 30, 1933

3 cents

George R. Smith, of Williamsport, under sentence for breaking and larceny; Clarence VanBuskirk, age 23, of Muncy, serving one year for burglary and larceny, and Wilbur Minnier, 26, of Hughesville, serving 6 months on an involuntary manslaughter charge, escaped from the county jail Monday night and are still at large.

Rays-About seventy-five people from Muncy attended the roast chicken dinner at the Moreland Baptist Church last Friday evening. Included in that number were Dr. and Mrs. Webb Shannon, of Milton, who were guests of Muncy friends.

Mr. Atkins and family of Muncy R. D. 3, and John Motter and family of East Penn street have moved to Montgomery. Both Mr. ATkins and Mr. Motter have employment there..

Births-To Mr. and Mrs. Wesley L. Mann, at their home on South Market street, Tuesday morning, a son, who has been named Wesley Lee, Jr.; a daughter was born early last week to Judge and Mrs. Albert W. Johnson at Lewisburg.

Deaths-None reported.

Ad-W. H. Foucar Lawyer, 202 West Penn Street.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Nov. 20, 1958

5 cents

The public will have its first opportunity to see the new Muncy school projects on Nov. 20-21, when the dedication of the new elementary school is being combined with open house at the Muncy high school and Pennsdale elementary school as well.

The Wire Rope Division of Jones & Laughlin Steel corporation opened a new warehouse in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 17.

Personals-George Lynn Poust, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeLa Poust of Muncy is the fraternity editor of the Lycoming College campus newspaper, The Bell. Lynn is a junior in the Elementary education curriculum.

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Loretta Gortner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gortner, of Pennsdale, and Donald E. Enigk, on Nov. 15.

Births-Mr. and James Little, Muncy, son Kevin Lee, Nov. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ulrich, Allenwood, son Charles George, Nov. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Funk, Turbotville, son Roger Lee, Nov. 14; Mr. and Mrs. William Kahler, Muncy, son Robert Mark, Nov. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shaner, Hughesville, twin son, Nov. 16; Mr. and Mrs. James Crawley, Hughesville, daughter, Nov. 17; Mr. and Mrs. William Montgomery, Hughesville, son Michael William, Nov. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hicks, Muncy, son Nov. 9.

Deaths-Jacob L. Huff, 59, a member of Montgomery borough council, Nov. 13; Clayton Crawford, 45, a native of Montgomery, Nov. 9; Graif M. Staib, 65, Montgomery, vice president of the First National Bank, Nov. 11; Miss Maude Lee Bennett, who spent most of her life Hughesville and Picture Rocks until five years ago when she went to Norfolk to make her home with her niece, Mrs. Virginia Morrisette, Nov. 11; Mrs. Anna Riley Fisher, wife of Emerson E. Fisher, of 104 South Main Street, Muncy, Nov. 14; Mrs. Alma M. Springman, of near Muncy, Nov. 12; Mrs. Effie F. Voorhees, 90, widow of the late Dr. C. D. Voorhees, a former Hughesville physician, died Nov. 15, at the home of Brady B. Bennett, of Hughesville.

At the Ritz-Andy Hardy Comes Home, starring Mickey Rooney.

Ad-Girls “Banbury” Add-A-Year coats and coat sets, $22.98, Muncy Dry Goods Co.

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Nov. 17, 1983

25 cents

John A. Smay, Esq., a native of Muncy, announced the opening of his law practice in Muncy, at 40 S. Main St. He will be practicing in association with local attorney Scott A. Williams.

Personals-Miss Virginia M. Mutchler, 1200 Penn Street, became the bride of George Calvin Meck, 28 Green Street, Muncy, Nov. 12.

Births-Daughter Erin Elizabeth, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott Jr., Montgomery, oct. 24; daughter Amanda Racelle, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rodriquez, McEwensville, Oct. 25; son Milton Scott, to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fuoss, Montgomery Oct. 29; son, to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Manwiller, Nov. 11; daughter Jennifer Sharee, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Houtz Sr., Watsontown, Nov. 6; son Brock Andrew, to Mr. and mrs. Richard Nearhoof, Muncy, Nov. 7; son Donald Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, Watsontown, Nov. 7.

Deaths-Katherine G. Yarosz, Williamsport, oct. 30; Mrs. Jennie R. Kehrer, Montoursville, Oct. 19; Kathleen V. Stradley, S. Williamsport, Oct. 30; Mrs. Ernestine Weidenhamer, formerly of Montgomery, Nov. 9; Florine M. Spangler, Montoursville, Nov. 6; Ronald Frank Dunlap, brother of the Rev. Richard N. Dunlap, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Muncy, Oct. 30; Mrs. Dorothy H. Myers, Muncy, Nov. 8; Raymond A. (Pete) Bigler, Hughesville, Nov. 13; Valeria F. Swarthout, Williamsport, Nov. 11; Mrs. Elsie L. Tilley, mother of Allen Tilley, of Hughesville, Nov. 6; John H. Fenstermacher, former resident of the Muncy and Turbotville areas, Nov. 10; Mrs. Irene B. Connelly, Nov. 9; Kenneth J. King, Montgomery, Nov. 5; William Reuther (Bud) Senseman, Muncy, Nov. 5.

At the Ritz-Eddie & the Cruisers.

Ad-Fry’s Mobil Service Center.

10 Years Ago

The Luminary-Nov. 18, 1998

35 cents

Local artist Victoria Thompson-Hess’s creative imagination and use of bright colors was recently awarded her publication in The Ceramics Design Book, a manual in contemporary art distributed by Lark Books.

Personals-Sarah E. Rabb, daughter of Debra and Robert Rabb, of Muncy, became the bride of Michael G. Shipman II, of Hughesville, son of Denise and Doug Spotts, Hughesville, and Karla and Michael Shipman, Muncy, Aug. 23.

Births-Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoffman, Muncy, son, Nov. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey M. Hoover, son, Nov. 8.

Deaths-James I. Davidson Sr., Montgomery, Nov. 10; Larry Arthur Blaser, Muncy native, Nov. 14; Francis Joseph (Junior) Felix, formerly of Montgomery and Picture Rocks, Nov. 6; Lester (Red) Campbell, formerly of Muncy, Oct. 29; Jessie Dohl Saxe, Hughesville, Nov. 13; Florence L. “Louise” Hill, Hughesville, Nov. 13.

Ad-Homegrown broad-breasted turkeys, Landis Poultry, Watsontown.