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PeeKS OF PAST Oct. 22

By Staff | Oct 24, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

137 years ago

December 4, 1877

The store of M.S. Rissell, on Main street, was robbed Wednesday evening of tobacco, cigars, gloves, hosiery, boots and shoes, etc., valued at between $200 and $300. Entrance was effected by boring through a shutter on a back door.

The residence of Rev. S.t. Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, on Washington St., was entered by burglars on Sunday night, as well as the St. James’ rectory, adjoining property. Entrance was effected by the use of nippers upon the key left in a back door. Mr. Thompson’s fine gold watch and $.25 in change was secured.

Thus far this ear Lock Haven has shipped 32,080,000 feet of lumber.

The Muncy Luminary

129 years ago

December 4, 1885

On the first of the month the telegraph office was removed from Painter’s drug store down to the Rissel building on North Main St., where it will be hereafter. Thomas G. Swenk succeeds Judge Painter, who recently resigned as operator.

Philip Snyder & Son, of Lairdsville, have made over 1200 barrels of cider at their press this fall and they are not quite done yet.

The Clarkstown band received their horns recently and has developed into a first class organization.

97 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Dec. 6, 1917

All Women Should Register-You merely register your name as first proof of your patriotism. Registration is voluntary-women will not be drafted.

Amos Smith, of this place, had his leg broken, and Frank Bartlow, also a resident of Muncy, was severely burned and cut, as a result of an auto accident near Antes Fort Saturday morning.

Died: Mrs. Christian Worthington died Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock, aged 83 years. She was one of Muncy’s oldest citizens and was greatly beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends; Mrs. Matilda Snyder, Clarkstown, died Monday afternoon at the age of 64 years; Hiram Zarr, well known and highly respected citizens and farmers of Muncy Creek Township, died last week.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 15, 1964

10 cents

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fischer and children, of Delaware, visited relatives in Picture Rocks recently.

Frank E. Opp, of Mont. has returned to his home after spending several weeks in this area, and visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Price while in Hughesville.

In a ceremony performed Oct. 10, in Philadelphia, two former Muncians, Miss Jane Dunlap and Franklin M. (Bud) Schoch, were united in marriage.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Smith, Cogan Station, a son, Oct. 7. Mother former Janet Reese; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Myers, Hughesville, a son, Oct. 7. Mother former Edna Green; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans, Proctor Star Route, a son, Oct. 8. Mother former Grace Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Laidecker, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Oct. 10. Mother former Shirley Sheets; Mr. and Mrs. Max Lucas, Muncy, a son, Oct. 10. Mother former Janet Sharrow; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bower, Hughesville, a son, Oct. 6. Mother former Bonnie J. O’Conner; Mr. and Mrs. donald Shannon, Muncy, a son, Oct. 6. Mother former Carol A. Lupold; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Waltman, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 12. Mother former Wilma Jean Smith.

Died: Miss Thressa (Tess) A. Renn, Muncy, Oct. 9; Mrs. Jessie Mae Fry, Muncy, Oct. 7; Franklin H. Maust, 45, a Muncy native, Oct. 10; Alfred E. Neufer, a native of this area, Oct. 10.

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