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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Jan 22, 2013

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 21, 1904

On Jan. 16, Charles Bodine was 51 years old, and his wife gave a dinner to a number of relatives in honor the event. It was an agreeable surprise to him.

A jolly crowd of Montgomery young folk drove to Muncy last Thursday evening and were delightfully entertained by Miss Annie Schodt at her home. An elegant supper was served.

Edward L. Ungard, of Watsontown, and Percie Dye, of this place, were united in marriage on Wednesday evening.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs., Wilbur Cuddy, on Jan. 15, a daughter.

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 23, 1913

Colonel Kurtz has resumed his position with Hoffman and Downing after a lay-off of several months with a broken leg.

Earl Buck, aged 12 years, an employee at Muir’s Tuesday night, fractured a leg by a fall on the pavement. Dr. Weigle reduced the fracture.

Mrs. Mary Dugan, who tripped on a loose board in a sidewalk in Williamsport, injuring herself, settled her claim against the city for $1,000. Mayor Stohler announcing Monday that he will sign the ordinance granting her that sum.

The Algerines, a hunting club composed of Muncy men, have purchased the Tomb and Gamble tracts, containing 160 acres, on Mount Fern, near Cedar Run, on which they will erect a $5,000 club house.

Miss Eva R. Snyder and Frank Miler, both of Muncy, were united in marriage on Jan. 16.

75 Years Ago

The Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1938

Headline: Stroke Fatal to James Eaker Last Thursday-Muncy Garage Owner Was Apparently in Good Health Before Stricken

The marriage of Miss Jennie S. Brass, of this place, to Wilden L. Nuss of Montgomery took place on Aug. 21, 1937 at Hagerstown, Md.

A purebred Guernsey bull, Violet’s Rex of Farview 253470, was sold recently by C.A. Wright & Son of Cant to Herbert W. Nunn, of Muncy.

Miss Mabel Shoemaker of Hughesville and Larue Berger of Muncy, were united in marriage on Saturday.

Leon Michael, of the Muncy School, won the F.F.A. wood chipping contest and was awarded a new axe and a change to compete with Peter Mcleon, national champion, in a special handicap contest.

Harry Wood was recently initiated by the Beta Epsilom Sigma honorary engineering fraternity at Bucknell University.

Died: Miss Ella Irwin, aged 82, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 14; Margaret Anne Brown, 2-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown, of this place, died Jan. 16.

Ad: Brewer Brothers Garage, Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 17, 1963

Clyde G. Kiess, Muncy, has been re-elected president of the Lycoming County Fair association.

Mrs. Raymond Shook, Jr., was honored when she was selected at Lycoming College as the college’s “outstanding elementary student teacher”.

Carl D. Bieber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bieber, of Muncy and husband of the former Dorothy Hemans, will graduate Jan. 17 at the mid-year commencement of Bloomsburg State College.

G. Max Brelsford, operator of the Railway Express Agency in Muncy, has assumed operation of the REA in Huntington near Altoona.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rose, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 10. Mother former Darliss Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Botsford, Muncy Valley, a son, Jan. 10. Mother former Jesse Durkee; Mr. and Mrs. John LaForme, Montgomery, daughter, Jan. 10. Mother former Wanda Shultz; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stroble, Montoursville, son, Jan. 11. Mother former Beverly Hall; Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlow, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 10. Mother former Mary Buck; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Worthington, Muncy, son, Jan. 14. Mother former Dorothy Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Persun, Watsontown, son, Jan. 14. Mother former Julia King; Mr.and Mrs. Cecil Blackburn, Montgomery, daughter, Jan. 14. Mother former Freda Warner.

Deaths: Mildred Dewald, Muncy, died Jan. 9; Mary Phillips, 70, Hughesville, died Jan. 12; Willard E. Gideon, Hughesville, died Jan. 11; Verna Nelson, Muncy, died Jan. 10; Anna Bullock, 87, formerly of Hughesville, died Jan. 10; J.S. Nicholson, 65, widely known dairyman, died Jan. 12 at his home; Lorenzo Bair, 79, Muncy native, died Jan. 14; Mrs. John Bobb, a longtime Muncy resident, died suddenly on Jan. 13; Dr. G. Walter Muffly, 70, Turbotville, died Jan. 13; Ruth Irene Dahlgren, 44, Hughesville, died Jan. 15.

At the Ritz: “The Legend of Lobo”

Ad: A&P Corn-4 cans 57 cents

25 years ago

The Luminary

Jan. 20, 1988

30 cents

Two balloons launched during Constitution Day celebration on Sept. 17 at the Ward L. Myers Elementary School, Muncy, was recently discovered 10 miles northeast of Bangor, Maine, near the town of Hudson and Ole Town.

Miss Cindy Sue McHenry, Montgomery, became the bride of John David Lynch, Montgomery, on Dec. 19.

Died: Ethel C. Shaner, Hughesville, died Jan. 16; Thomas R. Bower, 41, Muncy, died Jan. 12; Alvin D. Simons, 71, Hughesville, died Jan. 17; Vernon Shultz, 72, Muncy, died Jan. 16; Lydia C. Winslow, 84, Muncy, died Jan. 15; Grover L. Secules, 92, formerly of Muncy, died Jan. 16; Israel J. Levy, 78, Montgomery, died Jan. 12.

At the Ritz: Fatal Attraction

Ad: Alltel

10 years ago

The Luminary

Jan. 15, 2003

35 cents

Area resident serving our country: Airman Edward L. Widell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The 2002 graduate of Hughesville High School is the son of Dawn Doctor of Jersey Shore and Edward Widell, Hughesville.

John Smay was named as a new member of the Muncy School Board.

The nine foot Christmas tree found in the home of Pauline and Ray Brown, Muncy, was grown on the couple’s tree farm in Sullivan County.

Birth: Laura Schwenk and Mike Henry, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Troy Detweiler, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 1. Mother former Ellen Powell; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallis, Hughesville, a daughter, Dec. 11. Mother former Amy Rider.

Died: Helen Pick, formerly of Montgomery, died Jan. 6; Robert R. Bieber, 63, Montgomery, died Jan. 3; Paul G. Fisher, 69, Montgomery, died Jan. 9; Lois Trimble, 79, Pennsdale, died Jan. 12.