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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 5, 2010

109 years ago

Jan 10, 1901

The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corson fell Wednesday evening and broke her arm. Dr. Ray Lyons gave her attention.

Frank M Opp left Sunday night for Panther, West Virginia, where he has accepted a position with the Ritter Lumber Company.

103 years ago

Jan. 10, 1907

Died: Samuel James Buffington, one of the most steadfast, industrious, and respected citizens of Muncy, after a painful illness of just one week, died at 3 o’clock on Saturday morning, Jan. 5th.

Died: Miss Pearl C. Murray died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Murray, in Muncy Creek Township, on Saturday, Jan. 5, aged 11 years.

Miss Edna Downing has returned to the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, Michigan, after spending a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Downing.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary Jan. 10, 1935

3 cents

Mr. and Mrs. Foster Myers and children, and Mrs. Myers’ father, Mr. M.E. Harris, were all confined to their home on West Water street by illness for the past several days. There illness was a form of a lagrippe or influenza.

Deaths: Walter A. Wood, of Montoursville, died suddenly last Sunday evening; Mrs. Mary Jenkins, aged 69 years, widow of David Jenkins, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Rohm on Wednesday evening, January 2nd after a lingering illness; Miss Mary Louise Lloyd, died at her home on January 8, in Germantown, Philadelphia. She was 91 years old.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-Jan. 7, 1960

5 cents

A 23-year old Muncy area mother, Mrs. Donald Warren, and her three-year old son were killed instantly about 10 a.m. Sunday when her car veered from the highway on East Penn Street and rammed into a house at full speed.

Ned Shuler, of Hughesville, will leave Friday for Honolulu to carry out a special assignment for Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation.

Robert Miller, was elected president of Muncy Borough Council for the ensuing two years.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Clayton Simmers, wife of retired Navy Captain Simmers. The former Maude Rogers of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and MRs. James Crawford, of near Muncy, daughter, Cheryl Linn, Dec. 29. Mother former Ellen Synder; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fritz, of Muncy, daughter, Jane Mae, Dec. 30. Mother former Doris Rohm; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher, of Montgomery, daughter, Susan Marie, Dec. 31. Mother former Nancy Bartlett; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barto, of near Millville, daughter, Teresa Lynne, Jan. 2; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Phillips, of Sonestown, daughter, Susan, Jan. 3. Mother former Mary Bowersox; Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, of Watsontown, son, Jan. 3. Mother former Lottie Barto; MR. and Mrs. Elwood Hons, of near Milton, daughter, Holly Lanne, Jan. 4. Mrs. Hons is the former Dorothy Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bartlow, of Montgomery, son, Jan. 5. Mother former Eleanor Umpstead.

At the Ritz: “This Earth is Mine”- Rock Hudson

Ad: Corvair coupes now in production

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-Jan. 17, 1985

25 cents

The Redland Prismo Corp. plant in Pennsdale returned to partial production Monday, less than three days after $250,000 fire destroyed the quality control laboratory and office area.

Members of the Newcomers Club modeled their own gowns and some of older vintage.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bogart of Hughesville, have announced the engagement of their daughter Lynne Diane Bogart to Edward Fritz Musser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Musser of Muncy.

The Muncy School Board named Mark DiRocco, of New Street, Muncy, assistant principal at the high school at their regular meeting on Jan. 14.

Births: A son, Christopher Shawn, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Watson, NY, on Dec. 7, 1984. The mother is the former Phyllis Bay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaRue S. Bay of Muncy; a son, Benjamin William, born to Mr. and Mrs. Marc Strouse, Muncy, Jan. 4. Mrs. Strouse is the former Barbara Gray. A daughter, Stephanie Arnella, born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tetreault of Turbotville, on Jan. 8. Mrs. Tetreault is the former Julie Brooks. A son, Justin Kyle, born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Green, on Jan. 10. Mrs. Green is the former Christine Spring. A daughter, Renee Lynn, born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Peterman, Muncy, on Jan. 12. Mrs. Peterman is the former Debbie Horn.

Deaths: Oscar E. Ellis, Sr., 85, of Muncy, died Jan. 10 in the emergency room of Muncy Valley Hospital; Jennie E. Phillips, 88, formerly of Hughesville, died Jan. 9, in Berwick Hospital; Hurley L. Johnson, 72, of Unityville, died Jan. 14 at home following an extended illness; James E. Rife, 73, of Watsontown, died Jan. 10 in Harrisburg General Hospital; Melvin L. (Mounty) Bird Sr., 81, a Muncy native, died Jan. 10 at his home; Betty L. Houseknecht, 62 of Muncy, died Jan. 14 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Ad: Montgomery Ward Storewide Appliance Sale

10 Years Ago

The Luminary Jan. 19, 2000

35 cents

A slew of Muncy High School students recently participated in the United States National Art Awards Competition. Art instructor Nella Godbey Storm submitted work completed by all her students. of those, 42 students placed in the competition.

Personals: Engagement has been made of Katherine Gresh, Pennsdale, to Brent M. Gray, Clarkstown.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Jones, Hughesville, announce the birth of a son, on Jan. 5. The mother is the former Alana B. Phillips.

Deaths: Floyd L. Temple, 67, of Muncy, died Jan. 17, at home; Audrey M. Berger, 78, of Hughesville, died Jan. 12, in the Muncy Valley emergency room; Patricia A. Little, 67, of Picture Rocks, died Jan. 17, at Muncy Valley Hospital.