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By Staff | Sep 2, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1905

Rollin C. Smith, of L.S. Smith & Son, and Miss Annie Wagner, are in New York City this week, purchasing an entire new stock of goods for their new store rooms, which they will occupy about the middle of October.

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Hartwick, who have been residing in Bedford, Pa., arrived in Muncy the past week and will take up their residence in the house of John P. Brewer, on North Washington St., which he has vacated, moving his family to Williamsport.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 27, 1917

One of the latest physicians of Lycoming County to respond to the Government call to the colors is Dr. James R. Rankin, who has been commissioned First Lieutenant. Dr. Rankin on Monday received orders to report at one of the medical raining camps, and left yesterday for his assignment.

Died: Mrs. Mary Mahala Brungard died at her home on West Penn Street, Sunday afternoon, after sa sort Illness, aged forty years.

Hilbert Houseknecht, who has been in the Pacific Coast states for the past year, is the guest of his mother, Mrs. L.L. Houseknecht.

James Cuddy is new night operator at the Bell Telephone exchange, in place of Miss Rita Hill, who has secured a position with Sprout, Waldron & Co.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1939

3 cents

Fall on Cellar Steps-Fatal to Two Persons-Harvey Dimm, 82, of Williamsport, formerly of Muncy, died at 7:25 o’clock Tuesday evening at the Williamsport Hospital where he was taken in the morning after being seriously injured in a fall down the cellar steps at his home. Mrs. Carrie M. Richards, 71, of North Main Street, died lat Saturday night at the Williamsport Hospital of injuries received in the morning when she fell while working at her home.

Grant William Taylor, 15, of Highland Lake, and a freshman in the Picture Rocks HIgh School was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by an auto as he stepped back from a parked car on South Main Street in front of his grandmother’s home.

Miss Marion E. Poust and Harold G. West, both of this place, were united in marriage Saturday morning.

Mrs. Ellen Reese, of Montgomery, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Dorothy, to Mr. LaRue Banghart, on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reed and family have moved into the Diefenderfer property at the corner of Second Street and Broadway, Hughesville.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Aug. 27, 1964

10 cents

Susan Ann Livingston, Muncy, will graduate Aug. 27 from the School of Nursing at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Miss Linda Stein, of near Muncy, and John Terdal, of Staten Island, wed Aug. 22.

Miss Mary Miller and L. Eugene Pauling were married on Aug. 21.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Bartlow, of near Muncy, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leah Marie Bartlow, Carlisle, to Robert Wilson Belles.

Roberta Hicks, Picture Rocks, has returned from Muncy having spent several days with Miss Pat McCarty.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reibsome, Allenwood, a daughter, Aug. 19. Mother former Jane Hoffman; Mr.and Mrs. John Schoch, Turbotville, a son, Aug. 19. Mother former Carol Myers; Mr.and Mrs. Esdon Hilner, Muncy, a son, Aug. 20. Mother former Shirley Metzger; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reece, Muncy, a son, Aug. 22. Mother former Bonnie Faus; Mr.and Mrs. Carl Fraley, Turbotville, a son, Aug. 22. Mother former Diana Johnson; Mr.and Mrs. Ray McCarty, Muncy, a son, Aug. 23. Mother former Margaret Tipper; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Foley, Watsontown, a son, Aug. 23. Mother former Candy Bastian; Mr.and Mrs. James Drake, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 24. Mother former Patricia Parsons; Mr.and Mrs. William Gilbert, Muncy, a son, Aug. 17. Mother former Suzanne Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Fox, Muncy, a son, Aug. 22. Mother former Patricia Gilson.

Died; Ellis Martz, 81, a longtime Muncy resident and retired railroader, died Aug. 26.

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The Luminary

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Aug. 23, 1989

James Finch, 12, formerly of Allenwood, now resides in California and is a member of the San Pedro, California Little League team which is playing in the Little League World Series this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Muncy, announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Michelle Miller, also of Muncy, to David Joseph Buggy, of Williamsport.

Greg Duke, Montgomery, is getting ready to leave for college at age 16. Greg, the son of Larry and Becky Duke, graduated from Montgomery High School two years early and will be attending Penn State for mechanical engineering under the University Scholars Program.

Births: Lt. and Mrs. Merrill Fisher, a daughter, Aug. 4. Mother former Heidi G. Eilers; Marie Bailey and Larry Nogle, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Eckman, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Aug. 13. Mother former Kelly Walters; Mr. and Mrs. John Stiger, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 13. Mother former Lori Andrews; Kimberly Getz and William Temple, a son, Aug. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Hall, Jr., Montgomery, a son, Aug. 16; Mr. and Mrs. John Youmans, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 18. Mother former Tammy A. Specht; Mr. and Mrs. Todd W. Brehn, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 15. Mother former Penny L. Frick; Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Hill, Muncy, a son, Aug. 19. Mother former Jeannie M. Eck; Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Greene, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 17. Mother former Jackolyn S. Puterbaugh.

Died: William L. Walters, 48, formerly of Picture Rocks, died Aug. 18.

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