Peeks of Past July 23
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, August 17, 1905
William Brass, of Port Penn, while on his way to work at Sprout Waldron & Co., Monday, was thrown from his wheel, alighting on a rubbish heap amid a pile of broken bottles. He sustain a deep puncture would of the left forearm.
On Monday Postmaster W.F. Brittain announced that he had appointed Harry M. Banzhaf to the position of assistant postmaster, in place of Henry R. Clarke, who resigned.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, August 16, 1917
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Venrick have purchased from E.C. Willets, administrator of the estate of the last H.C. Levan, the property on South Main St., now occupied by Mr. McCarty and family.
The Luminary will be on file at Army Y.M.C.A. at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., after this week. A number of Muncy boys no doubt will be stationed there, and a glance through the columns of the home paper will be as good as a letter.
In a letter received from Capt. John W. Rissel, of Wilmington, Del., he says: “We need the Luminary as bad as we do bread, for we must keep alive as to what is going on in Muncy.”
Thursday, August 17, 1939
Five well known Muncy persons were injured Tuesday afternoon when a car driven by Burton Long, of Philadelphia, crashed into a tree on Washington Street.
H.L. Byerly, proprietor of Byerly’s Meat Market, has purchased a new truck for retail sale of meat from house to house, which is modern in all its appointments.
The office and garage of the Funston & Son trucking line has been moved to the old bus barn on North Market Street.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George Artley, on Tuesday morning, August 15, a son, who has been named George Willis.
Died: Jennie E. Budman, 69, Muncy, died Tuesday after a lingering illness; Thomas D. VanDine, Unityville, died suddenly at 11 o’clock Sunday night, following a heart attack. He was 63 years old; Elizabeth R. Anderson, 72, died at the home of her son, William, on Sunday; Clara A. Miller, 67, died Saturday morning at her home in Montgomery.
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50 Years Ago
July 23, 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Menges, of Hughesville, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rosenbaum, of South Williamsport, all teachers in the area schools, are enjoying a several weeks’ vacation touring the west.
In a real display of good samaritanism, Mr. and Mrs. William Manley, who live out Halls Station way, last week provided three meals and a night’s lodging for an Arkansas minister and his eight children whose car broke down at Jerry’s gas station.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Blackburn, Montgomery, a daughter, July 14. Mother former Freda Warner; Mr. and Mrs. George Barnes, Muncy, a daughter, July 14. Mother former Polly Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. William Duchman, South Williamsport, a daughter, July 15. Mother former Edna Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Morton Lauchle, Montoursville, a daughter, July 15. Mother former Doris Youkin; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenstermacher, Montoursville, daughter, July 17. Mother former Doris Carson; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Green, Hughesville, a son, July 17. Mother former Sylvia Secules; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Golder, Danville, a daughter, July 17. Mother former Violet Ryder; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kilgus, Picture Rocks, a son, July 17. Mother former Patricia Ann Kelley; Mr.and Mrs. Wayne Wertz, Muncy, a son, July 18. Mother former Kay Balliet; Mr. and Mrs. Romaine Kile, Muncy, a son, July 18. Mother former Nancy Schell; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Snyder, Muncy, a daughter, July 18. Mother former Alma Jean Montague; Mr. and Mrs Corder Davis, Hughesville, a son, July 13. Mother former Katherine Shea; Mr. and Mrs. David Wommer, a daughter, July 7. Mother former Phyllis Bartlow.
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25 years ago
July 19, 1989
Ray and Pauline Brown, of Muncy, are pictured on the cover of “Aloha”, a magazine all about Hawaii. The Browns were on a trip to Hawaii sponsored by Ford and were attending a rodeo when the photo was taken.
Mrs. Isabella Murray and daughter Maraleane entertained at their home in Muncy on the Fourth of July for a picnic.
Katharine Fetter and Barbara Ertel were busy judging art work in the school building at the Lycoming County fairgrounds.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. David A. Beaver, Montgomery, a son, June 30. Mother former Leanne M. McQuillen; Mr.and Mrs. Jeffrey Sanner, Muncy, a son, July 14. Mother former Laura L. Gamble; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Poust, Hughesville, a daughter, July 13. Mother former Melissa Shultz.
Died: Charles T. Poust, 84, Hughesville, July 16; Edward J. Bieber, 73, Muncy, July 17; Helen M. Daugherty, 78, Muncy, July 13; Josephine H. Metzger, 76, Muncy, July 14; Eleanor L. Miller, 66, Muncy, July 11; George E. Gortner, 90, a Muncy native, died June 16; William Sayre, 84, formerly of Muncy, July 12.
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