PEEKS OF PAST Apr. 23
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, April 27, 1905
Frank Sevison, the tailor, has a fashion sheet over 75 years old, showing the styles of clothing worth at that time.
A dinner party was tendered Mrs. Elizabeth Heilman on North Main street on Friday evening, in honor of her ninety-first birthday. Although quite an aged woman Mrs. Heilman took an active part in the festivities.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, April 26, 1917
At noon on Wednesday Miss Catherine Angle, Muncy, and Oscar Zellers, of Williamsport, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Angle.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Houseknecht and Mrs. William K. Bastian, Esq., have returned home from a trout fishing trip on Slate Run.
John Hoffman, the coal man and W.H. Wallis, the undertaker, are owners of new cars.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, April 27, 1939
James Covert was back on the job at his bakery yesterday, for the first time since being taken ill several weeks ago.
Miss Annadel Stine and Miss Irene Yocum entertained at Miss Yocum’s home Monday evening in honor of Miss Anna Jean Laubach, teacher of Muncy High School, whose marriage to Earl Gehrig, of Danville, will take place in July.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Frantz, on South Market Street this morning, a son.
Died: Walter F. Kahler, 67, of Penn Yan, N.Y., formerly of the place, was fatally injured three miles below Montoursville on Saturday night when he was struck by a car operated by Wilbur E. McBride, 23, of Hughesville.
Mrs. Anna J. Painter, aged 78 years, died April 24th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman H. Mallinson; August Martin Heydenreich, 70, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home near here; Mrs. Julia A. Poust, 89, passed away Monday night in Hughesville; Andrew Gaunt died this morning at his home on Bruner Street; Miss Sara H. McCarty died at the Williamsport Hospital April 21 due to a sudden heart attack.
Ad: For positive moth protection-our expert cleaning-moth seal storage bags-Drumms, Hughesville
50 Years Ago
April 23, 1964
Gerald Frick, Muncy, a member of the 1964 graduating class at MHS, has received a grant from LeHigh University.
Miss Mary Geist, former Muncy resident, will be married on May 16 to Thomas Worrall Jr., in Kennett Square.
Following a career of 23 years in the U.S. Army Nurse corps, Miss Elma Confer has returned to Muncy to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Sylvester Ritter.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn Kepner, Montgomery, a son, April 8. Mother former Violet Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. John VanBuskirk, Picture Rocks, twin daughters, April 8. Mother former Nancy DeWire; Mr. and Mrs. William Tilburn, Montgomery, a daughter, April 9. Mother former Barbara Burkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Vernon, Muncy Valley, a son, April 10. Mother former Suzanne Vandine; Mr.and Mrs. Gerald R. Brown, Millville, a daughter, April 10. Mother former Mary Sanders; Mr.and Mrs. Raymond C. Temple, Montgomery, a daughter, April 10. Mother former Emma Dewalt; Mr.and Mrs. James Ranck, Hughesville, a son, April 10. Mother former Ruth Odell; Mr.and Mrs. Dale M. Mordan, Benton, a daughter, April 10. Mother former Betty Sheatler; Mr.and Mrs. George H. Eichenlaub, Muncy, a daughter, April 11. Mother former Alda Schick; Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth W. Chilson, Sonestown, son, April 12. Mother former Patricia Eberlin; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Bitler, Milton, a son,m April 13. Mother former Lucinda Fuller; Mr.and Mrs. Roy Walters, Hughesville, a daughter, April 13. Mother former Beverly Summers; Mr.and Mrs. Amos C. Williams, Montgomery, daughter, April 13. Mother former Margaret Fox; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Myers, Hughesville, a son, April 13. Mother former Evelyn Shaner; Mr.and Mrs. Wesley Brehm, Turbotville, a daughter, April 14. Mother former Dorothy Lorrow; Mr.and Mrs. Michael Kilcoyne, Hughesville, daughter, April 15. Mother former Eleanor McQuay; Mr.and Mrs. Edgar Croman, Williamsport, daughter, April 15. Mother former Marian Heberling; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Snyder, Muncy, a daughter, April 17. Mother former Janet Moore; Mr.and Mrs. Leon Knopp, Muncy, a son, April 18. Mother former Judy Barrett; Mr.and Mrs. Ronald Kimble, Muncy, a son, April 19. Mother former Kay Herr; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Secules, Allenwood, a son, April 19. Mother former Darlene Moore; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Harrison, Muncy, a daughter, April 20. Mother former Alice Schick; Mr.and Mrs. Perry DeHond, Hughesville, a son, April 22; Mr.and Mrs. Edward Sherwood, Muncy, a son, April 19. Mother former Jean Ann Woodley.
Died: Jacob W. Kepner, 67, Hughesville are farmer, died April 20; Leroy Eck, 71, Muncy died April 16; Mrs. Lottie G. Barger, 81, Muncy native, died April 19
Ad: Betty Crocker cake mixes-3 pkgs. for 95 cents
25 years ago
April 19, 1989
Fisherman lined the Muncy Creek last Saturday on the opening day of trout season.
The Keystone Hook and Ladder of Muncy recently acquired a new ambulance.
Arnold Hicks, Leroy Confer, and Robert Roller were presented with lifetime plaques for 40 years or more of service with the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Company.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Myers, Hughesville, a son, April 10. Mother former Deborah J. Boymer; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Thomas, a daughter, April 11. Mother former Robyn L. Miller; Mr. and Mrs. James . Barnhart, Hughesville, a daughter, April 10. Mote former Cynthia Campbell; Mr.and Mrs. Dennis Crapser, Montgomery, a son, April 13. Mother former Brenda Kipp.
Died: Frank L. Strickland, 88, former Montgomery resident, died April 15; Deborah Welty-Strickland, 25, died April 16 after being struck by a car on Route 442 in Muncy Creek Township; Anna E. Johnson, 63, Turbotville, died April 11; Martha R. Welliver, 54, Milton; Elsie M. Shick, 83, Montgomery, April 10; Helen K. Hofer, 88, formerly of Muncy, April 11; L. Jennings Eaker, 89, died April 14; Laura M. Holmes, 78, Hughesville, died April 13; Fred F. Weller, 68, Montgomery, April 15.
At the Ritz: “Chances Are” starring Cybill Shepherd and Ryan O’Neal
Ad: Take-One Ent. Video, Muncy