Peeks of the Past
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Jan. 1, 1903
Perrin W. Camp, the well-known and popular jeweler, is making preparations to leave in a few days for Tamaqua, where he has secured a position as watch and clock repairer with the Philadelphia & Reading railway.
On Wednesday morning Wood M. Rickolt and Miss Jessie A. Rauch were married at the Methodist parsonage by the pastor, Rev. Robert H. Stine, and after the ceremony left on a wedding tour.
“Ping Poodle” is the newest game. It is played with a poodle dog and a bunch of fire crackers. IT will soon be all the go as it requires but little brains and not much energy.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Jan. 4, 1912
Ray Stolz, Junior member of the milling firm of Stolz Brothers, had his right foot caught in the gears of the water wheel, underneath the mill floor, and so badly mangled it was necessary to amputate the leg, but he only survived a few hours, death being caused by shock and loss of blood.
Lumber valued at between $7,000 and $8,000 was destroyed by an incendiary fire about a mile above Fairfield center, late Friday night. It was the property owner of Oscar A. Wagner, of Muncy.
A very pleasant musicale was given by Miss Blanche Bailey and sister, Mrs. T.K. Wood, at the home of the former on Tuesday evening, in honor of Mrs. Wood’s guests, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steck of Winchester, Va.
75 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Dec. 31, 1936
Samuel Coulter dies at age 73 on Dec. 26 following a long illness. He was the former operator of Muncy Woolen Mills.
Employees of the Sprout, Waldron Company were each paid a bonus last week amounting to a week’s salary.
Mrs. Rebecca Arthur was at a family dinner on Christmas at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Springer, of Hughesville.
Robert Crawford is a patient in the Muncy Valley Hospital undergoing medical treatment.
Died: Carrie E. Brand, 67, Williamsport, died at her home Sunday evening following a long illness; William W. Opp, 69, who makes his home with Clarence Michael near Clarkstown, was found lying dead in the barn about 5 o’clock Tuesday evening by a neighbor at whose home he had been taking his meals during the absence of the Michael family; Ernest H. Dauberman, 9-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dauberman, of Watsontown, died early Christmas morning at the Williamsport hospital, a victim of pneumonia; Harry M. Pepperman, aged 51, of Montgomery, died at his home last Thursday afternoon, of pneumonia; Harry E. Rentz, aged 91 years, a former resident of this place, died at the home of his daughter Saturday morning, Dec. 26.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 16, 1961
A violent explosion in one of its foundry cupolas caused considerable property damage at the Sprout, Waldron and company plant late Tuesday afternoon, but in raucously not a single workman was injured.
The resignation of Joseph Slegeski, high school math teacher, resigns effective Jan. 1
Col. Wallace L. Clay, a retired Army colonel and arms specialist, died Monday, Nov. 13, at this home in Connecticut. He was the husband of the former Margaret Noble, of Muncy, whose family at one time resided in the home later converted to the Muncy Valley hospital and presently serving as the Geriatric unit of the hospital.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Barlett, of near Danville, a daughter, Betty Marie, Nov. 7. Mother former Norma Day; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Balliet, of Muncy, a son, Gregory Shawn, Nov. 8, Mother former Grace Kepner; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Thomas, of MIlton, twins, Jerry Allen and Janet Louise, Nov. 9. Mother former Alice Deeter; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ball, of Muncy, a daughter, Leona Ann, Nov. 9. Mother former Lula Short; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Haynes, of Hughesville, a daughter, Janice Louise, Nov. 11. Mother former Romonia Yocum: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rishel, of near Muncy, a son, Jeffrey Eugene, Nov. 13. Mother former Rose Stover; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gresh, of Muncy, a son, Nov. 14. Mother former Norma McCormick; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hawley, Jr., of Turbotville, a daughter, Dawn Arden, Nov. 1. Mother former Nancy Smith.
Deaths: Fannie M. Bauder, former Muncy resident, died Nov. 13; Norman B. Hill, 57, Muncy, died Nov. 8 after an illness of about a month following surgery.
At the Ritz: “His name is Parrish”
Ad: Henry Stiger’s Furniture
25 years ago
No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987
10 years ago
Dec. 5, 2001
This Friday, Dec. 7, 60 years after the day that lives in infamy, a local survivor will be at the same spot he was on during the event that brought the U.S. into World War II. Muncy native Betty Fry Ludwig and husband Clyde Ludwig, a Pearl Harbor survivor, shared the events of his life.
Third grade students of Mrs. Heartland at Myers Elementary School created Hero projects which they demonstrated for parents and students last week. Cain Lamer, son of Heather and Duane Lamper, created a tribute to his hero, Henry Ford.
Oaths were administered by District Justice Roger McRae to new and reelected members of the Muncy School Board on Monday evening, including Teresa Grieco, Robert Forse, Scott Graham, Jeff Scott, Sue Poblete and Crystal Colburn.
Muncy eighth grader Jordan Neidig, son of Joelyn and Joe Neidig, was a second place winner in a recent essay contest sponsored by the Lycoming United Way and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
Craig Knight, son of Tom and Dee Knight of Muncy, shot this eight point buck, on Dec. 1. Craig bagged this 170-pound buck with a 20 1/2 inch spread in Sullivan County.
No births reported.
Deaths: Freda M. Crist, 85, former resident of Montgomery, died Sunday; Sandra L. Scott, 59, of Muncy, died Nov. 26 in the Williamsport Hospital; Mark J. Bruce, 40, husband of former Muncy resident Dawn Bryfogle, of N.J. and Eagles Mere, was a casualty of the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11.