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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Sep 1, 2009

109 years ago

Sept. 13, 1900

Mark Brewer, one of Muncy’s expert Blacksmiths, is probably the happiest men in town, and it is all because his wife on Wednesday morning presented him with twin boys, weighing respectively 8 1/2 and 9 pounds.

103 years ago

Sept. 13, 1906

Died: William J. McCarty, son of Muncy’s most prominent business men died at his home in this borough on Monday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, aged 64 years, 5 months and 18 days.

We regret to announce the death of Jennie Eaton, wife of John M.B. Petrikin, at her home at Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday.

Walter H. Dady, who has been missing from his hotel at Shenks Ferry, Lancaster County, was found floating in the river. William H. Venrick left for that place and will return with the body.

Clarence Rogers caused considerable excitement on last Saturday nigh in disposing of a barrel of live crabs at his grocery, on So. Main St.

Professor Harry Maxwell is here from Cogan Station. He has been elected principal of Port Penn Schools.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary Sept. 13, 1934

3 cents

A most tragic accident occurred at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning when Walter W. Sayre, of South Main Street was electrocuted when he accidentally came in contact with a high power wire while picking apples in a tall tree at the rear of the Dell Rager home, on South Washington St.

Personals: Invitations have been received by friends in this vicinity for the marriage of Miss Helen Margaret Lusk, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. William Brown Lusk, of Reidgefield, Conn., and Nicholas Van Bransken Franchot Munson, son of Mrs. Edgar Munson; The engagement of Miss Agnes Irene Leonard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Leonard and John D. Petrikin, son of MR. and Mrs. William L. Petrikin, both of Denver , Denver, Colo. has been announced; Miss Margaret Van Buskirk, daughter of Mrs. Lillian VanBuskirk, of Hughesville, and Mr. Rollin S. Sheridan, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Sheridan, of West Penn Street, Muncy., were united n marriage on Saturday, September 1st. at the Methodist parsonage in Hughesville, by the Rev. Faus.

Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Murray Laurenson, on Sept. 6, a daughter who has been named Mary Ellen. Mrs. Laurenson was formerly Miss Sarah Anderson.

Deaths: Hervey M. Plotts, aged 75 years, of North Market Street, died Friday evening; Mrs. Ella Shopbell, died Sunday evening, Sept. 2; Mrs. Clara Goodenow, formerly of this place, 87 years old, died last week; Mrs. Lucy Kamp, wife of Perry Kamp, Williamsport, died at the city hospital Sunday night.

At the Ritz: Treasure Island

Ad: Cutieura Ointment-For Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Red, Rough Hands

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Sept. 10, 1959

5 cents

The new Sylvania Electronics Systems plant at Hall’s Station was dedicated Sept. 17. Open several months ago, the 70,000 square foot facility feature latest equipment manufactures for military, mainly the Air Force’s ballistic missile warning systems.

Muncy’s Church of Resurrection Church pastor, the Rev. Gerald Bischof attended a reunion of American College alumni in Rome.The George Medrick Hall on Muncy’s Railroad St, site of distribution of surplus food to eligible families is launched by Local 3181 United Steelworkers. Richard A. Smith, engineman third class, USN, son of Mrs. Hoyd Keiser near Muncy, is serving aboard the USS Walworth in the Mediterranean. Glenwood Crist, reports 1,180 students enrolled in Montgomery Schools. Mrs. A. C. Curtin, Muncy, is new president of the Susquehanna Chapter of American Business Women Association. Curtin is a retired state woman’s parole officer. Mrs. Ann Corson, 79, honored at birthday party at home of granddaughter, Mrs. Norman Heincelman of New Street. Misses Ruth App and Clara Edwards flew o White Sands, New Mexico spending two weeks with Mrs. Eugene (Lois Reed) Fahringer, whose husband Col. Eugene is stationed with military there. Mrs. Clarence Snyder hosted the PBW meeting where speakers Mr. & Mrs. Keith Michael reported on their year abroad showing slides. Guisewhite picnic held at home of Mr, & Mrs. Curtis Guisewhite. The JOY class of Muncy Baptist Church met for a weiner roast and swimming party at home of Mrs. Donald Fisher. The Lake Mokoma cottage of Mrs. Kenneth D. Poust Sr was site of tureen luncheon of Hughesville Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Poust was assisted by Mrs. Louis Corson. The home of Miss Alice Elder was site of meeting of Picture Rocks unit of Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Membership drive chairman was Mrs. Richard Kirby. Mrs. Robert F. Smith hosted members of the Music Group of the Hughesville Women’s Club. Program arranged by Mrs. Marian Poust, Mrs. Clyde Walters and Mrs. Oscar Schultz. Lairdsville chosen site for new Elementary School replacing six one-room schools Lairdsville 1 and II; Frenchtown, Starr, Richards Grove and Salem. Patrick McCloskey, Hughesville, returned to University of Arkansas where enrolled in pre-law. Robert Haardesty and sister Donna visited cousins Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Andrews and family in Merchantville, NJ.

Births: a daughter, Virginia Lee, Sept. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fry, of near Muncy. Mother formerly Marjorie Bieber; a son, Brett Docker, Sept. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar McCormick, of Montgomery, Mother formerly Marian Decker; a son, Keith Cameron, Sept. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reynolds, of Unityville. Mother formerly Frances Summers; a son, Charles LeRoy, Sept. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hughesville, of Hughesville, Mother is formerly Ellen McCollum; a daughter, Kristi Lynne, Sept. 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long Jr., of near Muncy. Mother formerly Joanne Taylor; a son, Richard Eugene Jr., Sept. 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brittain, of Muncy, Mother formerly Wilma Mollenkopf; a son, Terry Lynn, Sept. 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Janet Deppen and the late James Deppen, of Hughesville. Mother formerly Janet Cahn.

Deaths: Mrs. Blanche Sones, 62, Montgomery native and widow of John L. Sones, died Sept 3; Mrs. Margaret I. Widell, 81, Montgomery resident, widow of Arthur Widell, died Sept 3; Mrs. Clara Duchman, 51, Montgomery, died Sept 3; Mrs. Esther Gordner, widow of J. Harry Gordner died Sept 4; Dora Mae Gottschall, 48, wife of Arthur Gottschall, of Port Penn, died Sept 6; James L. Clouser, Hughesville, died Aug 2; Mrs. Adda Remsnyder, 71, Sullivan County native, wife of Ralph Remsnyder, died Sept 7.

Personals: Joyce Brittain, Muncy to Marine John S. Sember, Montoursville, Sept 8; Joan Ann Maurer, Lewisburg to David E. Wallis, Muncy, Sept 6; Lois Ann Richards, Williamsport to Max E. Feigles, Muncy, Sept 7; Donna A. Sones, Muncy to Richard L. Umstead, Unityville, Sept 6.

At the Ritz: Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure

Ad: Keep Vacation Pep All Year-Drink Frostie Old Fashion Root Beer

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Sept. 13, 1984

25 cents

Rufus Fetter, well-known architect, will open the Muncy Historical Society season with a slide presentation the “Review of Events” over the years.

The BCP Little League team of Hughesville captured the championship for the third consecutive year. Manager Dale O’Connor will receive the Leo C. Williamson Memorial Award symbolic of the league’s outstanding manager. His assistant Bob McCowan, also is to be congratulated for a job well done.

Personals: Harold L. Helen Seese celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 22; Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cole of Muncy have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jacqueline Rae Travelpiece to Curtis Ray Michael, son of R. Evellyn Michael of Hughesville and the late Ray A. Michael.

Births: A daughter, Randy Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gumpy, Muncy on Aug. 26. Mrs. Gumpy is the former Cynthia Stabley; a son, Stuart James, born to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Moser of Unityville on Aug. 28. Mrs. Moser is the former Kandy Charles; a son, Daniel Brian, born to Mr. and Mrs. David Adams of Hughesville on Aug. 29. Mrs. Adams is the former Sharon Dicks; a daughter, Shannelle Louise, born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peterman of Unityville, on Sept. 7. Mrs. Peterman is the former Carlene Gordner; a son, Joshua Lazara, born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montesdeora of Hughesville on Sept. 8. Mrs. Montesdeora is the former Margaret Fenstermacher; a daughter, Ashley Lynn, born to Rose Myers of Montgomery on Sept. 8; a son, Don Larue Blair, born to Mrs. Carolyn Blair of Watsontown on Sept. 8. Mrs. Blair is the former Carolyn Kurtz.

Deaths: Bonita Lynn Paulhamus died Sept. 6, 1984 in Williamsport Hospital; Richard P. Sheppard, 70, of Hughesivlle died Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 1984; Gerald G. Krimm, 59, a Muncy native, died Sept. 8, 1984 in Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City.

At the Ritz: Conan the Destroyer

Ad: Trim Quick-instant diet beverage mix.

10 Years Ago

The Luminary Sept. 15, 1999

35 cents

Pennsdale Fire Company Receives Memorial-Howard “Petey” and June Pewterbaugh of Pennsdale recently donated a flagpole and memory stone in honor of their son, Craig, who died Sept. 9, 1983 in a motorcycle accident.

Army Pvt. Brian P. Clayton has arrived at For Knox, KKY to complete basic training.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David R. W. Taylor, of Montgomery, announce the birth of a daughter on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999 in The Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Paul R. Shaner; Lisa Jarrell and Vito Ciaravino, of Hughesville, announce the birth of a son, on Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 in The Williamsport Hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Smith, of Montgomery, announce the birth of a son on Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 in The Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Kimberly A. Moore.

Jessica Temple and Rooker, of Hughesville, announce the birth of a daughter, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999 at The Williamsport Hospital.

Connie and Jim Nuss of Muncy mark 25 years of marriage today. The couple was married on Sept. 15, 1974 at Muncy Terraces by Pastor Graham Freeman.

Deaths: John R. Steele, 81, of Rockledge, FL., father of Gary Steel of Montgomery, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at home; Esther M. Lyons, 88, of Muncy, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999 at Muncy Valley Hospital; Ruth L. Evans, 70, formerly of Montgomery, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Center; Joan K. Bashista, 87, formerly of Montgomery, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Rose View Center; Beatrice V. Simmons, 89, formerly of Hughesville, died Sept. 12, 1999 at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing; Ronald W. Montague, 48, of Montgomery, died Sept. 9, 1999, at home; Charlotte G. Bennett, 84, of Montgomery, died Sept. 8, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital.