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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Nov 6, 2012

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1903

Last Wednesday evening Miss Bertha Merrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Merrill, and John Mulligan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mulligan, were married by the Rev. D.L. Woods, pastor of the Baptist church. They will make their home in Muncy.

Henry, young son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frey, met with a painful accident on last Saturday, while playing football with some companions he fell and broke on e of his arms.

Clara Crawford, aged 12 years, whose home is near Muncy, on Saturday morning, was shot in the neck by an air gun, and in fifteen minutes was dead, having bled to death, the shot striking the jugular vein.

Miss Florence Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Crawford, recently composed and published a piece of music entitled “The Sam Patch March and Two Step.” The music has both melody and snap, and is on sale at all the music stores.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 28, 1912

Henry Franklin Nuss, of Muncy, and Miss Fannie Sherman Gee, of Catawissa, were married at the home of the bride on Sherman street, Saturday evening.

Henry Angle, Jr., U.S. Navy, a Muncy boy, is on board the U. S. Tennessee which recently left for the scene of the Turkish war.

Monday morning the Bubb Hardware Co., located on West Water street, changed hands, and will hereafter be known as the Edwards-McKee Company.

Harris Waldron on Friday shot a wild turkey on the Bald Eagle Mountain that weighted 27 pounds.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 25, 1937

State Liquor Control Board on Friday evening, at ten o’clock staged a raid at Star Light Inn, north of this place, and reported finding 25 minors in the place, many of them drinking beer. They gave the names of two girls who were found to have beer.

Mrs. Henry G. Brock was recently granted patent rights on a new type sweater stretcher which she invented.

Second place in the West Brach Conference, will be decided today when Wilt’s grid men of Muncy High School meets the Montgomery Red Raiders on the down river gridiron in the Annual Turkey Day battle.

Died: William F. Bower, formerly of resident of this vicinity died suddenly at 5:30 o’clock Monday evening at his home in Kentucky. He was 69. Mrs. Sarah Catherine Murray, age 81, died Saturday morning at her home in Muncy.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 25, 1962

5 cents

A gala Halloween parade and party is planned by the Muncy Jaycees for the children and adults of Muncy area for Oct. 30.

Glamorise Foundations opened its Muncy branch for operations on Oct. 22 thus adding to the industrial potential of this community.

D.G. Reed left Monday by plane for New Mexico to spend the winter months with his son-in-law and daughter, Col. and Mrs. Eugene Fahringer.

David E. Wallis, of Muncy, a lieutenant in the naval reserve, began two weeks of active duty on Oct. 20, when he reported to Norfolk, Va., to board the destroyer USS Holder.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John VanBuskirk of Picture Rocks, a son, Mark Donald, Oct. 17. Mother former Nancy DeWire; Mr. and Mrs. Carl George, of Hughesville, a son, Eugene Scott Oct. 19. Mother former Bernadine Rishel; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dewald, of Muncy, daughter, Virginia Lynne, Oct. 20. Mother former Hilda Snyder; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Brehm, Turbotville, son, Kelly Richard, Oct. 21. Mother former Ellen Hollister; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Butts, of near Hughesville, daughter, Cynthia Lou, Oct. 21. Mother former Shirley Kiess; Mr. and Mrs. James Worthington, of Montgomery, daughter, Oct. 22. Mother former Frances Morningstar.

No deaths reported

At the Ritz: “The Interns”

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25 years ago

The Luminary

Oct. 28, 1987

30 cents

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company received a new 1987 Sentinel Type II Ambulance on Oct. 14.

Shannon Hester was crowned Hughesville High Homecoming Queen.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Michael of Muncy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.

Lone-time Hughesville resident Charles M. Little was awarded a congratulatory citation by Senator Roger Madigan on Oct. 22.

Michelle Falck, Marsha Childs and Joy Womelsdorf were named September’s “Outstanding Citizens” by the Sunday Grit’s a few weeks ago.

Births: Deborah A. Chamberlain and Walter Waldman, Muncy, a daughter on Oct. 19; Robert Riddell, Montgomery a son on Oct. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Marc W. Strouse, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 20. Mother former Barbara Gray; Mr. and Mrs. James Muffly, Muncy, a son, Oct. 20. Mother former Debra L. Lowe; Mr. and Mrs. David Burgett, Muncy, a son, Oct. 22. Mother former Jacqueline Haldeman; Mr.and Mrs. Brett Gray, Muncy, a daughter, Oc.26. Mother former Victoria LeVan Simpson; Mr.and Mrs. Chad Simpson, Hughesville, a son, Oct. 26. Mother former Jennifer Watts.

Died: Margaret Covert, 77, Muncy Valley, died Oct. 27; Herbert F. Sommers, 77, Montgomery, died Oct. 23; Esther E. Lupold, 89, Muncy, died Oct. 24; Breta G. Miller, 89, formerly of Hughesville, died Oct. 26.

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10 years ago

The Luminary

Nov. 6, 2002

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Pvt. David A. Holmes, 2002 graduate of Hughesville High School and son of Barbara S. and Kenneth I. Holmes, recently completed basic raining at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC.

Through efforts of the Muncy Historical Society, Muncy resident William G. Ritter and State Representative Don Sherwood, the Purple Heart and the World War I Victory medal and button have been awarded posthumously to Ritter’s uncle, Lt. Roland H. Ritter.

An inflated red, white and blue eagle perched atop the roof at the Weis Store on Route 442 and 405, promoted last Saturday’s grand opening of Muncy’s newest grocery store.

Kimberly Barto, formerly of Hughesville, daughter of Joy and Dean, Hughesville, became the bride of Oliver P. Crisp III of Harrisburg, on Oct. 12.

Deaths: Leona Nuss, 88, Montgomery, Oct. 29; Clifford Conner, 89, Hughesville, died Oct. 29; Thelma M. Painter, 77, Muncy native, died Oct. 29; Jeffrey D. Lynn, 42, Watsontown, died Oct. 30; John F. Lutz, 87, Muncy, died Nov. 1; C. LaRue Bedford, 87, Montgomery, died Nov. 1; Celia S. Myers, 86, Hughesville, died Nov. 2

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