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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Mar 9, 2010

109 years ago

March 14, 1901

Married, at the Lutheran Parsonage, by Rev. W.F. Steek, March 7, 1901, Russel Dimm, of Muncy, and Carrie Lindauer, of Turbotville, Pa.

Fague and Dimm are on the street with a new coal wagon. The wood work was done by Fred Frey and the iron work by Brewer Brothers.

Dr. W. L. King, who has been a resident of Hughesville for the past year, on Tuesday moved to this place to the property he recently purchased from Dr. C.E. Albright. His office will be at his residence for the present.

103 years ago

March 14, 1907

Died: Clay Whitmoyer, died at the home of is father, Richard Whitmoyer, near Pine Summit, on Saturday last, aged 28 years.

While Patrick Malone, a member of the Williamsport Police force, was chasing a burglar from the Mosser tanner, at Newberry, at 8 o’clock Wednesday, the man turned and fired killing the officer with the first shot from the pistol.

John W. Brewer died at a hospital, at Wilkinsburg, Pa., on Friday last, of Tuberculosis, aged 58 years. He was a son of the late Moses and Mary Wendell Brewer, and was born and spent most of his life in Muncy.

Born on Saturday, March 9, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Little, of Light Street, R.F.D. No. 1, a daughter.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary March 14, 1935

3 cents

Muncy friends of Mr. and MRs. Harry B. Houghton, of Oklahoma City, Okla. were deeply grieved and shocked on Sunday night to learn of her untimely death, when she was run down at a busy street intersection in Oklahoma City, as she was walking home for church.

Died: Mrs. Elizabeth F. Doctor, wife of Leonard Doctor, of Delaware Twp. died at her home at 7:15 o’clock last Thursday evening, in the 59th year of her age, after a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brock left Sunday morning with motor car and trailer, for San Antonio, Texas, near where they will visit on the King Ranch.

Mrs. Daniel Gottschall was tendered a birthday surprise dinner party on Friday noon, by a number of her friends, who then spent the afternoon quilting.

Mrs. Agnes Smith, of the Hughesville post office, was a visitor in Muncy Monday morning.

Albert Snyder of Lairdsville had two fingers on his right hand amputated at the Muncy Valley Private Hospital, last Thursday. He was injured while at work at the Myers Grist Mill in Lairdsville.

At the Ritz: “Sequoia” with Jean Parker

Ad: Hudson Smashes 7 World Records at Daytona-Eaker’s Garage, Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary-March 10, 1960

5 cents

Area residents this week groped for hint of spring that officially is only 10 days away after suffering through a paralyzing 14-inch snowfall last Thursday, March 3.

Thompson’s Service Center, located off the new river bridge on Railroad Street Extension, will celebrate its completion with an all day open-house Friday, March 11.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, of near Muncy, son, Gary Lynn, March 3. Mother former Dorothy Whitmoyer; Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of Montoursville, son, Brian Douglas, March 3. Mother former Thelma Craig; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Myers, of near Muncy, son, Linold Jay, March 4. Mother former Carline Gardner; Mr. and Mrs. George Dietz, of Muncy, son, David Alfred, March 6. Mother Allene Burlingame; Mr. and MRs. Orvis Shull, of near Muncy, daughter, Mary Colette, March 6. Mother former Collette Wach.

Miss Maryellen Waldron broke a bone in her foot last week in a fall at her home on South Market Street.

Mrs. Samuel Brazz is now convalescing at home following recent surgery at the Williamsport hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Zimmerman recently purchased the James Arthur home on North Market Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ciraulo have purchased the Marlin Little residence on Quarry Road.

The Zion Lutheran Church in Turbotville will be setting for the wedding on March 20 of Miss Peggy Hoy and Robert Weaver.

At the Ritz: “Never So Few” with Frank Sinatra

Ad: The no-iron Ship’n Shore Pop-On-#3.98

25 Years Ago

The Luminary-March 21, 1985

25 cents

Mrs. James Housel recently entertained at a Saint Patrick’s card party at her home, S. Washington St.

Marine Pfc. Scott E. Frey, son of Terry L. and Cathy L. Frey,Muncy has been meritoriously promoted to his present rank upon gradation from recruit training at marine Crops Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Smith, Hughesville, celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary on March 16.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Houseknecht, formerly of Hughesville, now residing at Gastonia, North Carolina, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on March 26, 1985.

Montgomery’s Pat McMullen placed third in the double AA state wrestling tournament, finishing the season with a 35-4 record.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald West announce the marriage plans of their daughter, Donna Reynolds of Williamsport, to William L. Flick, son of Eleanor Flick and the late Lewis Flick, of Hughesville.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flayhart of Centre Hall, former Muncy residents have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sue, to Randy Jepson of State College, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jepson of Portland, Oregon.

Births: A daughter, Danielle Dias, born to Mr. and Mrs. Larenzo Campbell III of Muncy on March 11. Mrs. Campbell is the former Marilia Dias; A daughter, Brooke Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Van Buskirk, Muncy, on March 14. Mrs. Van Buskirk is the former Michele Boatman; A son, Keith Eugene, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Eberlin of Sonestown, on March 15. Mrs. Eberlin is the former Yvonne Bussler.

Deaths: Gladys C. Delker, 65, Muncy, RD 2, died March 12 in Williamsport Hospital; John W. McElgin, 78, Montoursville, died March 16, in his home following an extended illness; Doyle L. Woodside, 65, of Unityville, died March 16, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Charles Fenstermacher, 78, formerly of Muncy RD 1, died March 17, In Lysock View; Mary e. Edwards, 66, Muncy, died March 14, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Betty M. Parker, 57, of Montoursville, died March 15 in Williamsport Hospital.

Ad: Fairfield Trailer Center

10 Years Ago

The Luminary March 22, 2000

35 cents

“The Wiz” the rock version of “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed at the Muncy High School auditorium.

Roy Guthrie, Will Dahlgren, Donny Harmon, and Margaret Dunkleberger enjoyed a feast the the Meck Senior Center’s St. Patricks Day dance and dinner.

Bronze medal winners in the American History Essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution were Shawn Mankad, Loyalsock Middle School, Maurice Egly of Ferrell Elementary, Picture Rocks, and Benjamin Hess, Ashkar Elementary, Hughesville.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Richard Baney, Montgomery, announce the birth of a son on March 8, 2000, at the Williamsport Hospital. The mother is the former Rebecca Cadiz.

Deaths: Marie E. Miller, 84, a resident of the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit since June 1998, and a former Muncy resident, died March 15, 2000; Jeanne A. Michael, 72, of Montgomery, formerly of Florham, NJ, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Muncy Valley Hospital; Paul J. Fenstermacher, 77, of Muncy, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; Hammond C. Derr Jr., 72, a native of Muncy, and a resident of Riverview Manor, Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Riverwoods; Mary E. McCarty, 84, formerly of Montoursville, died March 13, 2000.