PEEKS OF PAST Aug. 20
109 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1905
Aaron Lilley, who purchased the Harvey Smith f arm in Clinton Township, has sold the same to J. C. Thomas of Williamsport, who will take possession April 1, 1906.
Ralph T. Smith has begun the excavation for the foundation of a handsome new store building on his property just north of the Langcake property on Main Street. It will make a fine improvement when completed.
Miss Edna Schoch has resigned her position as clerk for Charles B. Gortner, to teach school this fall. Miss Edith Gundrum has taken her place.
97 Years Ago
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1917
Ferns Bitler, who has taught school in East Muncy for a number of years, has left for Bucknell University, where he will be a student this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bardo and son, Earl Jr., spent the weekend with Mrs. Bardo’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Colley on N. Washington Street.
Lycoming County’s first contingent of the National Army left Williamsport last Wednesday morning, numbering 107 men. Four young men from Muncy were among the recruits: Max S. Worthington, Charles Beilhartz, Rollin Strouse and Franklin H. Berger. They entrained for Camp Meade, Md.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1939
Mr. E. A. Hall, an Indian, from Mexico, Missouri, passed through Muncy, Monday, enroute from the World’s Fair in New York, to his home. Mr. Hall has made his entire trip on roller skates, using the highways.
In a pretty wedding ceremony performed in the Zion Lutheran parsonage in Turbotville Saturday night, Miss Christina Tipler, Turbotville, and John Wertman, of Muncy, were united in marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Schock of West Grove, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Thelma Frances to Mr. Emmett J. Wynne, of Ardmore, Pa.
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50 Years Ago
Aug. 20, 1964
Miss Bonnie Gardner will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in exercises to be held on Aug. 27.
Fred Eshleman, director of vocal music in the Muncy Schools, was one of 356 receiving degrees at the Temple University sumer school commencement at Philadelphia on Aug. 13.
Lester Poust, Muncy area Holstein breeder, took top honors at the second annual Black and White Show at Headacres Farm, near Muncy.
Miss Marie L. Barnes became the bride of Charles L. Munns, of Montgomery, on Aug. 15.
Diane Gail Dugan, of Muncy, and Boyd Eugene Searer, Jr., Shamokin, wed on Friday, Aug. 14.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller, Montgomery, son, Aug. 13. Mother former Elaine Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 14. Mother former Marilyn Whitmoyer; Mr. and Mrs. Walter James, Jr., Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 16. Mother former Sandra Shick; Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Barto, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 16. Mother former Daisy McDonald; Mr.and Mrs. Edward Sones, Turbotville, a daughter, Aug. 16. Mother former Mabel Millheim; Mr. and Mrs. James Hemrick, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 17. Mother former Clara Mae Hill; Mr.and Mrs. Ronnie Snyder, Picture Rocks, a son, Aug. 17. Mother former Diana MIller; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Shaner, Jr., Hughesville, a son, Aug. 17. Mother former Shirley Gray; Mr.and Mrs. Allan Walbron, Turbotville, a son, Aug. 18. Mother former Sharon Young; Mr. and Mrs. James Morehart, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 12. Mother former Beverly J. Landon; Mr.and Mrs. Alfred Snyder, Jr., Muncy, a son, Aug. 16. Mother former Frances J. Reese.
Died: Mrs. Reta Smith, 55, died Aug. 12 as a result of burns sustained in a accident on Aug. 1; George W. Spring, 81, died Aug. 16; Clarence B. Ulshafer, 52, formerly of Muncy, died July 29; Francis E. Felix, 63 former operator of the Dutch Inn just north of Muncy, died Aug. 17.
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25 years ago
Aug. 16, 1989
Jason Myers, a student at Ferrell Elementary School in Picture Rocks, was the state winner of the “Invent America!” Contest. He had won first place at the local “Invention Convention” which was held at Ashkar Elementary last March. The young inventor’s winning idea was a “Tree Tender”, which is a permanent Christmas decoration used to easily water your Christmas tree.
Jennie Aunkst was honored by Northern Central Bank for 35 years of service to their bank.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Long, Muncy, a son, Aug. 7. Mother former Tisha M. Hartzell; Mellissa J. McCormick and Thomas L. Kimble, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 9; Lila L. Murray and John Causer, Lairdsville, a son, Aug. 10; Michele J. Poust, Picture Rocks, a son, Aug. 9.
Died: Ruth V. Eaker, 85, formerly of Muncy and composer of the popular 1920’s tune “My Love Pal” died Aug. 12; Bertha E. McCarty, 84, Montoursville, died Aug. 8; Mildred (Sally) O’Connor, 76, Montgomery, died Aug. 8.
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