PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 8
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Jan. 26, 1905
An operation for Trephining was performed by Dr. Ernest LePlace, at the Medico-Chirurigal hospital, Philadelphia, on William S. Weaver, of the Muncy Valley House, the operation being entirely successful.
Clinton Guyer, the well known machinist of this place, was operated on at the Williamsport Hospital last week, for the removal of one of his eyes, which was injured when a small piece of steel was embedded in it some time ago.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Jan. 29, 1914
While Rev. A.R. DeWitt was driving to Exchange on Sunday to conduct services, the sleigh upset when he was about a mile from Exchange, throwing Mr. DeWitt out, landing unhurt in the snow, but the driver was dragged for some distance, being quite badly cut and bruised.
Hammond Fahrenbach has purchased from Murray Zealor is property on E. Water Street. Mr. Zealer purchased the Webb property, corner of Washington and New Streets.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1939
Paying a visit to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HIll, at the crest of “Mile Hill,” about nine o’clock last night, two young men slugged the aged man, after pressing him for cash, and after finding a sum of money made their escape.
The harness shop and store of Samuel Kline, on West water street was entered some time after midnight, Tuesday night, and robbed of the entire stock of cigarettes, amount to some $10 or $11 worth.
Sharkey Hand, a brother of Henry E. Hand, police chief Montgomery, who was slain, met a violent death this week when he was fatally injured in a mining accident near Orwig.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 9, 1964
Lee G. Yost, currently recovering from a serious bout with double pneumonia, received cheering news this week when it was learned he will be awarded the honorary Keystone Farmer Degree at the 1964 State Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Two Muncy are young men have enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They are Roger James YOung, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben James Young, and Bruce Leroy Sones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sones. Both are sophomores at MHS.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Patricia McCarty, Muncy, to David A. Hick, Picture Rocks.
The engagement of Mary Lou Odon, Muncy, to Clyde E. Mingle,Turbotville, has been announced.
The announcement of an engagement of Mary M. Geist, to Thomas Worrall, Jr. Miss Geist attended Muncy schools.
Jayne Kay Miller, Muncy, became engaged to Raymond Lee Johnson, of near Turbotville.
Announcement of an engagement between Miss Sherry Bennett, Muncy, to A/2c James R. Musser, Muncy.
Wanda Lee Yocum, Turbotville, will wed William Groom of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Announced engagement of Miss Grace E. Lorimer, of Muncy, to James Rine of Newton Falls, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. David and Gloria Wenzel are now at home in their apartment near Muncy following their wedding of Dec. 21.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Hakes, Montgomery, daughter, Jan. 3. Mother former Carlene Brown; Mr. and Mrs. William Bird, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 4. Mother former Madeline Thomke; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Miller, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 5. Mother former Dianne Toth; Mr.and Mrs. Edward Aderhold, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 5. Mother former Reanna Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kilgus, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 4. Mother former Margaret Marquardt; Mr.and Mrs. Robert White, Salona, a son, Jan. 4. Mother former Darlene Carbaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mills, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Jan. 7., Mother former Vivian Stiger; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lamper, Muncy, a son, Jan. 1. Mother former Linda Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Michael, Muncy, a son, Jan. 4. Mother former Connie Girton.
Died: Martha O’Neil, 54, Montgomery, Jan. 7; Sophia M. Harris, formerly of Williamsport, Jan. 5; Carl H. Brown, 58, Montgomery, Jan. 2; Stella Worthington, 93, formerly of Muncy, Jan. 1; Alta M. Reese, 81, Hughesville, Jan. 5.
At the Ritz: “Mary Mary” starring Debbie Reynolds
Ad: A&P-Sliced Bacon 1 lb. pkg. 45 cents
25 years ago
Jan. 4, 1989
A bridge in Picture Rocks is soon to be replaced. A new bridge construction at Center and Water Streets, with the work being done by Susquehanna Valley Construction Co., New Cumberland.
Airman Brian Hoffman, son of Robert D. Hoffman of Muncy and Cherie A. Benner of Montoursville, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, TX.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Turner, Montgomery, a daughter, Dec. 16; Mother former Vera L. Privitera; Mr.and Mrs. Steven A. Bryan, Montgomery, a son, Dec. 20. Mother former Cynthia Christman; Mr. and Mrs. Jay K. Brown, Montgomery, a son, Dec. 20. Mother former Cathy Sherwood; Mr.and Mrs. Dean W. Harman, son, Dec. 20. Mother former Teresa L. Barto; Mr.and Mrs. Erwin W. Hartman; Muncy, a son, Dec. 23. Mother former Lucinda Hall; Mr.and Mrs. Howard L. Worthington, Muncy, a son, Dec. 23. Mother former Pamela Hoffman; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Yonkin, daughter, Dec. 27. Mother former Teresa J. Jenkins; Mr.and Mrs. John Sones, Muncy, a daughter, Dec. 30. Mother former Lori A. Newman.
Died: Michelle A. Tarquinio, 4, Muncy, died Dec. 25; M. Christine Poust, 68, Unityville, Dec. 19; Edith H. Bogart, 87, Muncy, Dec. 21; Emmaroy W. Gray, 86, Hughesville, Dec. 22; Hannah E. Taylor, 93, Muncy, Dec. 26; Edward R. MIller, 59, Hughesville, Dec. 30; Calvin H. Wertz, Sr., 64, Montgomery, died Jan. 1.
At the Ritz: “Oliver & Co.”
10 years ago
Jan. 7, 2004
Area resident serving our country: Private Kory D. Edkin, Muncy, recently completed 26 weeks of training with the U.S. Army’s 1-81 Armor Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
A Pennsdale native captures starring role in Civil War movie-Brian Merrick as Harrison Bolding in “Wicked Spring”.
Christine R. Strouse, Muncy, became the bride of Robert E. Treadwell on Oct. 25.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paternostro, Muncy, a daughter, Dec. 18. Mother former Lucy LaRose; A son to Mr.and Mrs. Raymond E. Giardi, Muncy, Dec. 7; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Fowler, Unityville, Dec. 29. Mother former Jennifer Lenhart; Mr.and Mrs. Michael Fox, Hughesville, a daughter, Dec. 30. Mother former Kelly Earnest; A daughter to Darla Jacobs and Francis Burke II, Muncy, Dec. 19; A son to Peggie Erb, Montgomery, Dec. 12; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fulger, Muncy, Dec. 12. Mother former Diane Love; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Shaheen, Pennsdale, Nov. 27. Mother former Sharon Dudeck.
Died: Eleanor M. Wallis, 91, Muncy; Laura Merrell, 96, Hughesville, Dec. 25; Francis E. Eiswerth, 90, Hughesville, Dec. 31; William Sieg Jr., 74, Hughesville, Dec. 23; Larry G. Haas, 62, Montgomery, Dec. 28; Max F. Bennett, 78, Montgomery, Dec. 25; Mary E. Cotner, Muncy, died Friday; Betty I. Whitmoyer, formerly of Lairdsville and Hughesville, died Dec. 29; Lisa J. Balliet Klock, Muncy, Jan. 4; William H. Thomas, 66, Dec. 11; Paul Vollman, Sr., 80, Montgomery, died Jan. 3.