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PeeKs of the Past

By Staff | Jul 19, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

August 7, 1902

On Tuesday afternoon, Chester Boyer, aged 7 years, son of U.G. Boyer of Clarkstown, fell from the seat of a reaper, the machine passing over him, severing both feet just above the ankles.

The death of John Waldron on Monday night removes from this life one of our most prominent and respected citizens. Mr. Waldron was aged 58 years, 6 months and 11 days.

Thomas Lockard, P.W. Camp and De La Lloyd wheeled to Beaver Dam on Sunday where they looked over the copper mines.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 10, 1911

Lloyd Baker, a former resident of muncy, but who now resides at Boston, Mass., was married to Miss Jennie Marrow, also of Boston, at that place Thursday.

A daughter has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rodabough.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Aug. 6, 1936

3 cents

The Muncy Rotary Club entertained on Friday evening at the Crawford Hotel, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Finkler, newlyweds, who are now at home in their newly furnished home on Pepper street.

Insufficient information as to the location of a fire Sunday afternoon about 2:00 o’clock caused the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company to visit three places before the blaze was found.

A home is offered for the local Historical Society and Museum. A gift from a friend.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Worthington of Muncy on Monday night, a daughter.

Ad: Electric Milk Coolers – $75

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 6, 1961

5 cents

The Rev. Earl Brooks will be installed as the new pastor of the Muncy PResbyterian church in a special service arranged for July 6.

Twenty-one of the Sprout Waldron sales and home office staff, concerned with the marketing of Sprout-Waldron’s line of pulp refining and stock preparation equipment as sold to the pulp and paper industry gathered in Muncy last week for a complete review of the company’s recently expanded product line.

Dr. E.B. Luft, Muncy dentist, this week moved his offices to the recently refurnished and redecorated quarters in the building he purchased at 112 South Main Street.

Miss Peggy Saxman, former Muncy resident, will be married in Bozeman, Mont., on Aug. 19.

Announcement being made of the marriage between Dorothy Gould, of Wyalusing and Lehman Bull of Pennsdale.

Mrs. Ellis B. Houseknecht, Sr., and Mrs. C. Albert Plotts returned home Sunday evening from a 16-day tour of New England and the Maritime Provinces.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Wilson, of Eagles Mere, a son, Meredith Daniel, June 30. Mother is the former Donna Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rishel, of Muncy, daughter, Rebecca Joe, June 30. Mother former Wilma Rose; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Starr, of near Watsontown, a daughter, Kathy Marie, July 3. Mother former Evelyn Beaver; Mr. and Mrs. Davey House, of Muncy, a daughter, Susan Diane, July 3. Mother former Sylvia Tanner; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller, of Muncy, a son, July 4. Mother former Ann Buhl; A son, who has been named Bruce Christian, was born to Mr and Mrs. Reese Davis on June 29. The paternal Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Fred Davis of Hughesville; Mr. and Mrs. Wayde Farnsworth, of near Muncy, a son, Barry Richard, June 24. Mother former Phyllis Derrick.

Deaths: A former Muncy resident, Sara Wolfe, died on July 1. A native of Montgomery, she was born on Dec. 26, 1872, and spent many years in Muncy; Ida M. Buck, 89, longtime Hughesville resident , died July 2; Earl R. Shipman, 71, formerly of Milton, died June 28; Ida Rogers, 78, of Muncy, died July 2;

At the Ritz: Return to Peyton Place with Carol Lynley and Jeff Chandler

Ad: Cool off with Hurr’s Lemon Flake Ice Cream

July 24, 1986

25 cents

Bon-Ton to have “Grand Opening” at the Lycoming Mall next week.

The engagement of Christine Lyon of Muncy to Craig R. Mead of Iowa.

The engagement was announced of Amy J. Beechwood to Craig R. Story, son of Phillip M. Story and Mary L. Story of Muncy.

Births: A daughter, April Lynn, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kitzmiller, Unityville, on July 17, Mother is the former Sandra Wagner; A son, Benuel Fisher, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Stoltzfus, of Watsontown, on July 18. Mother former Susie Fisher; a daughter, Jessica Marie, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newman, of Unityville on July 11. Mother former Melinda Jordan; A son, Thomas Lewis, Jr., born to Mr. and Mrs. thomas Lewis Steinruck, Muncy, on July 14. Mother former Yvonne Torok; A daughter, Ashley Kay, born to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brown of Montoursville on July 14. Mother former Dora Higley; A daughter, Amanda Lynell, born to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wise, of Hughesville, on July 15. Mother former Lori Todd; a son, Kyle Derrick born to Mr. and Mrs. Dana Bertin, Muncy, on July 15. Mother former Rebecca Foust; A daughter, Casi Lyn, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stauffer, Jr., of Muncy, on July 17. Mother former Kathy Rider.

Deaths: Gordon R. Stroup, Sr., 70, of Muncy, died on July 20; D. Edward Grenoble, Sr., 86, of Muncy, died July 18; Hazel A. Young, Hughesville, died July 19.

Ad: Muncy Creek Community Fire Company Carnival

July 18, 2001

35 cents

Muncy School Board looks to eliminate Occupational Tax.

Russ Jr., and Kay Bieber Houseknecht of Falls, PA donated Pennsylvania canal boundary marker to the Muncy Historical Society.

IT is hoped that the new ornate belvedere built by Pete Trotta of Muncy will assume its position atop the Margaret Waldron Community Building in Muncy by the end of the month.

Muncian Ray Owen entertained local children last Wednesday with his Animal Odyssey Sow at the Muncy Public Library.

Births: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Layne R. Oden of Muncy on July 3. The mother is the former Dolly A. Gardner; A son, Gavin Eugene Perrin, was born June 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Perrin of Muncy. The mother is the former Brenda Murray.

Ad: Blueberries Ready at Ralph Styer Farm

Deaths: Max R. Michael, 80, of Muncy, died July 16; Geraldine Marion Lentz, 94, of Montgomery, died July 11; Helen S. Andrews, 75, of Rose Valley Road, died July 15; Cornelia M. Barr, 52, of Muncy, died July 12; Barbara B. Myers, 76, of Muncy, died July 12; Ralph Shuler Foresman, 87, of Elimsport; Anna A. Watson, of Montoursville, died July 10; Martin K. Schaeffer, 102, formerly of Watsontown, died July 10.