PEEKS OF PAST May 21
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, May 25, 1905
Miss Elsie McBride of this place and Harry Watt of Eagles Mere, were married by Rev. D.L. Woods of the Baptist Church, Thursday evening last.
While Walter Corson, last Saturday morning, was going down Water Street, on his way to the Pennsylvania Station to meet a train, his team became frightened at a lineman climbing a pole, and ran away. Mrs. John Barbour, one of the passengers, was thrown from the carriage, breaking her right leg in two places.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, May 24, 1917
A dispatch from Hagerstown, Md., May 19, said that among the marriage licenses issued was one of Eugene G. Lowry, Philadelphia, and Ruth Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, of Muncy.
Among the winers in the subscription contest of the Philadelphia North American, was Miss Nell Grange of this place who received a $20 gold piece. Her total votes number nearly 500,000.
Mrs. Kenneth Wood entertained at her home on North Main Street, Thursday evening, at which time the engagement of of her sister, Miss Edith Bailey, to Paul Rishel was announced.
Thursday, May 25, 1939
An overheated electric iron last Thursday evening was the cause of a fire at the home of Mrs. A.P. Taylor which might have resulted in a serious loss had it not bee for the prompt and efficient methods employed by the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company in extinguishing the blaze.
Cards have been received by a number of Muncy people announcing the marriage of Jane Newman Bailey, of New Jersey, to Mr. Robert Frank Shelton, on the twentieth of May.
A fifteen cent advertisement in The Muncy Luminary last week recovered a coin purse which had been lost and which contained over $10 in cash.
Muncy people making an early trip to the New York World’s Fair report a marvelous exhibition but eats a little high price.
A nation rejoices today at the news that 33 of the 59 men trapped in the U.S. Submarine Squalus, fifteen miles off Portsmouth, .H. in 240 feet of water, had been safely brought to the surface by the use of a newly perfected diving bell or rescue chamber.
Ad: Sale on Young Mens White Shoes, Special $1.94.
50 Years Ago
May 21, 1964
The hard-working award winning Muncy high school band added another laurel to its crown last Saturday at Niagara Falls when they were named “Best American Band” in the Pride and Progress week kick-off parade.
Historic Beaver Lake Sold to Williamsport Man; Gala Memorial Day Opening Set
Forty-eight of 54 MHS seniors plan to further their education.
Muncy’s newest business, the C&R Holiday Market will open for business this weekend.
Engagement announced of Miss Lila Lee Hilner to Mr. and Allan R. Bennett of Muncy.
Mrs. Charles Sprout, Muncy, and Mrs. Howard Shaffer, Hughesville, are expected home from New York City on Thursday.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Houseknecht, Hughesville, a daughter, May 12. Mother former Lorna Harmon; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mingle, Muncy, a son, May 12. Mother former Janice Robbins; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clayton, Hughesville, a son, May 13. Mother former Kay Kepner; Mr. and Mrs. Garry Ryder, Hughesville a son, May 15. Mother former Nancy Edkin; Mr. and Mrs. John Chamberlin, Spring Mills, a daughter, May 17. Mother former Shirley Smith; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Mitcheltree, Muncy, a son, May 19. Mother former Barbara Poust.
Deaths: Pearl Fisher, Muncy, died May 14; William R. Shaw, 84, formerly of Hughesville, died May 12.
At the Ritz: Jerry Lewis in “Don’t Give Up”
Ad: Comet with the proved record for high resale value-Murray Motor Company
25 years ago
May 17, 1989
Muncy Valley Hospital has begun operating a paramedic unit based at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Mrs. Amy Yastishock, band director, rehearses the Myers Elementary School band in preparation for their Spring Concert.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnell Gary Cooper, Muncy, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 16.
Births: Susan and Kenneth Youmans, Muncy, a son, May 12; Mr. and Mrs. Darren Greiner, Muncy, a son, May 12. Mother former Kelly J. Wiseman; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stewart, Muncy, a daughter, May 9. Mother former Susan Craig. Mr. and Mrs. John Bitting of Sarver, PA, announce the birth of a daughter on May 4, 1989. The mother is the former Beth Barlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Barlow of Muncy.
Died: Carrie C. Estes, Unityville, died May 12. She was 85; Carl D. Barnes, 51, Eagles Mere, May 12; Clyde A. Sheets, 80, formerly of Hughesville, May 10; Bessie L. Cowher, 78, Montgomery, died May 12; Virginia Sinsabaugh, 74, Muncy, May 15.
At the Ritz: “Police Academy 6”