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PEEKS OF PAST September 4

By Staff | Sep 10, 2014

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 12, 1905

On last Thursday, Mrs. D.W. Buffington killed a young rattlesnake in her back yard. There was no mistake in deciding the species of the snake. Mrs. Buffington has it preserved in alcohol.

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shoemaker, on WEst PEnn St., last evening, when their daughter, Miss Alice, was united in marriage to Mr. Frederick Bryan, of Williamsport.

Several of our citizens have received invitations to the marriage of Margaret R. Barr and William C. Ducy, to take place at Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17. Miss Barr was a frequent visitor in Muncy.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1917

Brady Snyder, of the Post Office force, was the recipient of two fine testimonials from is fellow employees before he left for Camp Hancock last wee. POstmaster Wood presented him with a fine safety razor, and the clerks and carriers with a wrist watch.

Craig M. Kift, of Muncy, and Miss Anna Vida Sayre, of Pennsdale, were married at the altar in PIne Street Methodist Church in Williamsport, Oct. 10th. The happy could will reside in Muncy, where the groom has a position with E.M. Confer, the grocer.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Pfleegor, on Friday, a son.

Robbers entered the store of The Edwards Hardware Co., on West Water street, Friday night, and stole several automobile tires and about ten dollars in cash.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 12, 1939

3 cents

First showing of the New 1940 Chevrolet will be made Saturday, October 14, 1939, in the showroom of Brewer Bros. Garage, South Main Street, in conjunction with the initial nation-wide display of this popular low-priced car.

Married: Wiley Cameron Musser and Miss Anna Rebecca Dim were united in marriage at the Parsonage of the Muncy Methodist Church, Wednesday evening, Oct. 11.

Lynn R. Houseknecht, of Muncy, and Roxie G. McBride, of Hughesville, were united in marriage Saturday afternoon.

Willard C. Hazen and Miss Marvel Bausinger, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage Saturday evening.

At the Ritz: Jean Powers of Doc Schneider’s Texans

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 3, 1964

10 cents

Larry Lauchle, who continues to bring the name of Muncy into the international limelight with his great wrestling prowess, has advanced one more important step along the path to a return trip to the Olympic games his fall in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Boston, daughters Pamela and Ruth, Picture Rocks, were recent guests of the formers daughter, Mrs. Ronald Montgomery and family at Mechanicsburg.

Miss Bonnie Gardner, of Muncy, was one of 83 young women who received nursing diplomas from the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Aug. 17.

Peggy Lou Doak and Raymond L. Lunger, of Unityville, were united in marriage on Aug. 2.

Plans have been announced for the wedding of Miss Gail Elaine Bryfogle to Richard Bentz on Sept. 12.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Pentz, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 26. Mother former Wanda Bastian; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rishel, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 26. Mother former Marilyn Miner; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Barto, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Aug. 26. Mother former Sandra Remsnyder; Mr. and Mrs. John Farnsworth, Muncy, a daughter, Aug. 27. Mother former Edith Deeter; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Robbins, Hughesville, a daughter, Aug. 28. Mother former Donna Reece; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wise, Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 28. Mother former Donna Reece; Mr.and Mrs. Stephen Wise, Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 28. Mother former Freda Miller; Mr.and Mrs. Ronald Green, Picture Rocks, a son, Aug. 28. Mother former Gloria Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. William Shrey, Montgomery, a son, Aug. 29. Mother former Dianne Kerwell; Mr. and Mrs. James Aunkst, Muncy, a son, Aug. 30. Mother former Mary Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. McConnell, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 26. Mother former Fay Fry.

Died: Percy L. Harriman, 44, Hughesville, Aug. 30;

Mary S. Flock, 76, Picture Rocks, Aug. 28; Stella Friant, 70, Muncy, Aug. 28.

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25 years ago

The Luminary

30 cents

Aug. 23, 1989