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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Oct 12, 2010

109 years ago

Oct. 10, 1901

Miss Harriet Crawford, wife of Geo. W. Crawford, proprietor of the Crawford House, died suddenly on Tuesday morning, aged sixty-four years.

William Jackson the well-known barber of this place, while attempting to jump on the Cannon Ball on the Reading railroad of this place, last Thursday, missed his footing and fell beneath the cars, and his right foot was severed at the ankle.

A delightful surprise party was given at the residence of Mrs. R. K. Reeder on Saturday evening, in honor of her niece, Miss Virginia Linn, it being her fifteenth birthday anniversary.

103 years ago

Oct. 10, 1907

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Womer and children, Ada and Charles, spent Saturday and Sunday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Albright at Germantown.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Opp spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. McCall Piatt, near Montgomery.

Deaths: Charles B. Poust, of Moreland Twp., died Sunday morning at this home, after a lingering illness. Aged 89 years and 15 days; Richard G. Rogers, son of the late Judson and Margaret Burrows Rogers, died Oct. 5 at the home of his son, in Greenville, South Carolina, at the age of 68 years.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Oct. 10, 1935

3 cents

A new lease of life was granted one of Muncy’s oldest mercantile houses when Samuel Brass, opened a Nation-Wide grocery at the site formerly occupied by M.E. Long’s grocery, this location having served as a grocery store for almost 80 years.

Booming guns will soon herald the opening of Pennsylvania’s hunting season and Warren Van Dyke Secretary of Highways, calls attention to the great network of good roads which will serve sportsmen bound for their favorite hunts.

Mr. S. W. Opp suffered a stroke on Sunday, and has since been confined to his bed.

At the end of the baseball season may we again call your attention to Charley Blakeslee, Muncy’s ace 16 year-old pitching marvel.

Ad: Mrs. Katherine Stolz-Teacher of Piano

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 6, 1960

5 cents

Thomas Springman, of Pennsdale, was selected president of the senior class.

Miss Gloria Jackson, member of the senior class and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackson, has been selected to represent Muncy high school in the flaming foliage festival at Renova this weekend.

Announcement has been made of the recent marriage of Miss Priscilla Margaret Smith and Richard John Gibson, both of N.J. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Smith, Sr., former residents of near Muncy.

Miss Barbara Ann Fry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Fry, of near Muncy, became the bride of Airman first class Charles I. Pardoe, of Hughesville, on Sept. 25.

Miss Laura Jane Lockard, daughter of Mrs. Kline A. Lockard, of near Montoursville, and the late MR. Lockard, became the bride of Fred C. DeWire, son of Mrs. Harriett DeWire, of Hughesville, and the late Mr. DeWire, on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Mrs. Robert Rinn, of Tanglewood, was named general chairman of the annual Christmas Charity ball when the Muncy Valley council of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met recently.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harer, of near Montgomery, daughter, Tara Louise, Sept. 28. Mother former Edna Hostrander; Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Moyer, of near Allenwood, son, Gregory Allen, Sept. 30. Mother former Margaretta Blett; Mr. and Mrs. Harley Gordner of Unityville, son Sept. 30. Mother former Ora Adams; Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter, of near Hughesville, daughter, Myron Kay, Oct. 1. Mother former Anna Marie Moser; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hans, of near Muncy, son, William Michael, Oct. 2. Mother former Joan Grove.

At the Ritz: The Big Fisherman

Ad: Acid-Indigestion–Try New Pink Rexall Bisma-Rex

Oct. 24, 1985

25 cents

Twelve years of dedicated effort brought the sweet taste of victory to Fred Neece, of Pennsdale, lsat Saturday. His 1931 Buick sedan entered in competition for the first time, won third prize in its division at the National Fall Meet of the Antique Automobile club of America.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Vandine, Muncy, announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Dawn, to Sgt. Nevin Wade Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wayne Arthur, Hughesville.

Mr. and Mrs. Corder Davis Hughesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Shea, to Glenn S. Lawrence of Troy.

On Oct. 12, Pamela Maryellen Holton became the bride of Stephen Edward Rathmell in the historic First Baptist Church of Hartford County. The groom is the son of MR. and Mrs. John N. Rathmell of Muncy.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Livingston, Muncy, announce the marriage of their daughter, Jill Mari to Marine LCPL Kenneth Alan Berkheimer, N.C.

Birth: A son, Eric Robert, born to Mr. and Mrs. David R. Woods, Florida, on Oct. 3, 1985. The mother is the former Sharon Reese, Muncy.

At the Ritz: John Candy in “Volunteers”

Deaths: Ivia P. Kilgus, 80, of Hughesville, died Oct. 19 in Lysock View; Gladys A. Eaker, 78, formerly of Muncy, died Oct. 16, in the extended care unit of Muncy Valley Hospital; Malcolm D. Lenig, 24, formerly of Muncy, died Oct. 18 in Boca Rato, FL Community Hospital; William J. Brown, 68, of Hugehsville, died Oct. 15, at his shop, Brown’s Precision Sharpening Service; Gladys L. Phillips, of Loyalsock Drive, died Oct. 22, in Williamsport HOspital where she was admitted the day before; Hattie Ruth Hacker, 79, a resident of Millville Health Care Center, formerly of Muncy, died Oct. 17 in Bloomsburg Hospital.

Ad: Join the Free Spirit 4-Wheel Drive Club of Muncy

Oct. 18, 2000

35 cents

Mark J. Temons, Muncy High School biology teacher, has been named Outstanding Biology Teacher for Pennsylvania by the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Muncy will be the site for a special match up of VIP soccer players at the Penn Street field on Saturday.

Dr. I.G. Kim was the recipient of the only Americanism medal awarded in Pennsylvania during the past threes years by D.A.R. at the Lycoming Chapter’s October meeting.

Former Muncy High School teacher, Katherine Benion, who has published a book of poetry, was in attendance at the recent Muncy Fall Festival with her daughter, Jan Heffner, the book’s illustrator.

No births reported.

Deaths: Ida I. Egli, 102, of Muncy, died Oct. 15, at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit; Amy Marie Emmons, 24, of Muncy, died Oct. 13, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on Thursday; John P Williams, 83, of Muncy, died Oct. 12, in Muncy Valley Hospital after being stricken on Tuesday; Linda M. Shuman, 58, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, Oct. 8, at Manor Care Health Services; Phoebe Louise Matott, 65, of Muncy, died Oct. 11 at Kramm Nursing Home; John Maurice Shaffer, Jr., 78, of Hughesville, died Oct. 10, at the Highlands, Laporte.