PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 29
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 9, 1905
On Wednesday Frank Sevison, the Gentlemen’s Tailor, purchased of P.E. Kramer his property on North Main street, and will take possession on March 1.
Arthur Van Tyle announced his marriage to Miss Mae Barbour, at Waverly, N.Y., last July 12, 1904. They will reside in Scranton.
100 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Feb. 5, 1914
Samuel Sedam and family, of “Mingo Farm,” north of town, will move to Muncy n the near future where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ritter, Mrs. Nathan Hess, Mrs. David Garnhart and Samuel Sedam attended the funeral of John Piatt at Montgomery, on Monday.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 9, 1939
Died: Charlotte Tallman, 89, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Waltz, Montoursville, R.D., Fairfield Township at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, following a week’s illness of pneumonia; Rebecca Stout, 88, formerly of Berwick, died 11:55 Wednesday, February 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.B. Fairchild, Muncy. She had been ill about six weeks.
The toboggan slides at Eagles Mere are in fine condition and are doing a land office business.
M.R. Bennett, of Glade Run, was a caller at the Luminary office yesterday. MR. Bennett said that the road past his home is badly in need of improvement, being almost impassable at times.
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50 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1964
H. Marshall Soars, Jr., of Muncy, is the recipient of U.S. patent titled “Pellet Mill”, issued Jan. 14.
A colossal ice jam, 250 yards of sheet ice from the river mouth in, coupled with three-quarters of an inch of rain and considerable snow melt was too much for Muncy Creek which broke over its bank on Jan. 25.
Miss Elayne Myers and Clark R. Spring, Muncy will be married in Harrisburg on Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holtzapple and children will move soon to the apartment at the rear of 420 Market Street.
Mrs. Ethel Schultz, Picture Rocks, is leaving this week to visit her sister at Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eddy entertained at their home for the third birthday anniversary of their daughter, Schawanna.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hill, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Marjorie Moyer; Mr.and Mrs. John Longnecker, Eagles Mere, son, Jan. 27. Mother former Audrey Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nogle, Montgomery, a daughter, Jan. 28. Mother former Betty Miller; Mr.and Mrs. James Brink, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 28. Mother former Reba Wertz; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Spring, Montoursville, daughter, Jan. 26. Mother former Nancy Snyder.
Died: Russell lI. Miller, 80, Muncy, Jan. 24; Mrs. Edward Bayley, 78, Picture Rocks, Jan. 26; Irvin J. Robbins, 61, Millville, Jan. 25.
At the Ritz: Elvis in “Fun in Acapulco”
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25 years ago
Jan. 18, 1989
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Barry W. Hohman, Muncy, son, Jan. 12. Mother former Ann M. Hess; Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. McDonald, son, Jan. 14. Mother former Lauren H. Hatches.
Died: Richard D. Deeter, 17, Watsontown, Jan. 15; Anna M. Reeder, 82, Muncy, Jan. 12; Boyd A. Klingerman, 85, formerly of Montgomery,m Jan. 9; Marc L. Houseknecht, Muncy, Jan. 10; Elmer N. Buck Sr., 85, Montgomery, Jan. 16; Marc Lore Houseknecht, Muncy, Jan. 10; Veda E. Long, 94, Unityville, Jan. 10; William T. Shoemaker, 68, Hughesville, Jan. 15; H. Burton Long, 81, native of Muncy, Jan. 6
At the Ritz: “The Land Before Time”
10 years ago
Jan. 28, 2004
Area resident serving our country: Army Pvt. Robert B. Baker, son of Lana and Robert Baker, Huntersville. Baker is a 2003 graduate of Hughesville High School.
Muncy student Urie Kline became the National Geographic’s Geography Bee School champion and Jordan Monroe earned the honor of first runner-up during an assembly held in the high school auditorium.
Walking sticks constructed by Muncy resident Paul Kisner are to aid people in walking, but for the Fellowship of Christian Farmers International, their initial purpose is as a tool for delivering a message.
Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Goliash, III, Montgomery, Jan. 15. Mother former Samantha Barto; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey NM. Shaw, Muncy, Jan. 15. Mother former Betty Shipman; A daughter to Tammy Fry and Jason Springman, Muncy, Jan. 20.
Died: Sara S. McClain, 87, born in Hughesville, Dec. 25; Eleanor M. Fry, 86, Penn Township, Jan. 25; Rena P. Updegraff, 75, formerly of Muncy, Jan. 23; Dorothy H. Webster, formerly of Hughesville, Jan. 23; Dennis L. Shaner, 49, Hughesville, Jan. 24; Harry E. Acor, Jr., 50, formerly of Montgomery, Jan. 7; Evelyn L. LaFountaine, 78, Muncy, Jan. 20.