PEEKS OF PAST Dec. 10
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Dec. 28, 1877
137 years ago
Married – Near Muncy, by Rev. S.t. Thompson, Dec. 29, 1877, Wm.W. Hart, Esq., of Williamsport, and Miss Fanny Lloyd Montgomery, of Muncy.
Died – At Hall’s Station, Sunday morning, the 16th inst., Russel Bodine, only son of W.C. and M.B. Painter, aged 16 months.
The hennery of Elijah Green, Esq., was robbed Christmas eve.
Several citizens residing on North Main Street have placed lamp posts in front of their houses.
This has been a remarkably mild winter thus far. At Lime Ridge dandelions and field flowers are in full bloom.
The watch repairing shop of John S. Dykins, on South Main street, was entered by burglars on Saturday night. Two watches and two pairs of spectacles were taken.
Jacob Rooker returned from Florida last week. He puts a valuation of three cents on the entire state.
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The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Dec. 25, 1885
129 years ago
This evening the “Bear Run Hunting Party” will give a game supper at the Union rink, when turkey, venison, rabbits, pheasants will be served.
Married-At the residence of the bride’s father, Hon. W.P. Painter in this borough, on Thursday evening, Dec. 17, 1885, by the Rev. D. J. Fleming, H.M. Myers, of Williamsport, and Miss S. Amelia Painter.
E.S. Herbert, who has been the organist at the Presbyterian church ever since the organ was put in, has resigned and will leave shortly for Pittsburgh, where he will practice law.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Dec. 27, 1917
97 years ago
The boys and girls of the intermediate department of the Methodist Sunday school were given a sled ride to Hughesville on Wednesday afternoon as a Christmas treat.
John Howard Kahler, Jr., and Miss Thelma C. Koch, both of Muncy, were united in marriage on the 24 inst., at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. C.V. Hartzell. The young people have the congratulation of their many friends.
Fifty women of town registered for war work during registration week in Muncy.
Mrs. S. A. King, of Phoenix, Ariz., died at her home at that place on Dec. 17. Mr. King was a former resident of Moreland township but had made her home in Arizona for the last ten years.
L.E. Campbell,, veterinary surgeon of PIne Bluff, Ark., is preparing to put a wooden leg on a three-year old cow owned by M. Edwin Bryan, of that city. The cow was struck by an automobile on the Dollarway and her left hind leg was crushed.
Died: Mrs. Mehitable Van Buskirk, aged 85 years, died at Picture Rocks, Tuesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.P. Fague; Hannah A. Bellig, aged 68 years, died in Hughesville Tuesday.
Former President William H. Taft delivered a most excellent address in Williamsport Saturday afternoon in the interest of the Red Cross membership drive in this county before an audience of several thousand people, who filled the Pine Street Methodist church to is capacity. Among other things Mr. Taft predicted a long war before Germany is defeated.
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The Muncy Luminary
December 15, 1939
Jacob A. Fenstermaker, 80, died Saturday morning at his home, Muncy, R.D., Moreland Township. He had been engaged in farming all his life.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray, Mrs. Ellie Swank and Miss Susan Mendenhall, attended the wedding of Paul Gatz and Mary Fry, at the Lutheran Church in Muncy, Saturday afternoon.
Oakland Woodside, of Bruner Street, brought down a fine 9-point buck Dec. 7, while hunting with a group of local sportsmen near Huntersville.
Mrs. Philip Sprout entertained dinner Sunday at her home on E. Penn St., in honor of her nephew Dr. Albert Opp, who is employed in the Panama Canal Zone.
At the Ritz: “They Shall Have Music”
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50 Years Ago
Dec. 3, 1964
The No. 1 Christmas letter to pass through the Muncy Post Office was that written by Ronnie Mack, of Muncy. Ronnie enclosed his photo so the man with the long white beard wouldn’t make a mistake. Certainly not a greedy person, Ronnie’s request was “I would like to have a arrow set and Tiger Joe”.
The Dunwoody Fish and Game club again hosted the Sprout-Waldron “Bear Hunt” and a 150-pound bear was killed on Nov. 28.
Miss Susan Campbell, Muncy senior, has been selected as winner of the annual Daughters of American Revolution award.
Announcement made of the engagement of Shirley Cipriani, Muncy to Roger L. Kurtz, Muncy.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reece and son Dale, and Mrs. roland Strouse spent Thanksgiving at Shinglehouse as the guests of former Muncy residents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sprout and son.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gresh, Turbotville, a son, Nov. 23. Mother former Vera Lorow; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wodrig, Benton, a daughter, Nov. 23. Mother former Shirley Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Swartz, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 23. Mother former Carol Bieber; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Budman, Allenwood, a son, Nov. 25. Mother former Carol Staggert; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond MIller, Montgomery, a son, Nov. 28. Mother former Alice LIttle; Mr. and Mrs. William Gresh, Watsontown, a son, Nov. 30. Mother former Joyce Nevel; Mr.and Mrs. Conrad Balum, a daughter, Dec. 1. Mother former Ruby Eck; Mr. and Mrs. John Sember, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Nov. 30. Mother former Joyce Brittain; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Creasey, Hughesville, a daughter, Nov. 28. Mother former Patricia Temple.
Died: C. Albert Plotts, 70, Muncy, died Nov. 28; Albert D. Heyl, Muncy, Nov. 28; Ralph G. Schooley, 71, Muncy, Nov. 29; Miriam Umlauf Pearson, 66, Muncy native, Nov. 25.
At the Ritz: “Where Love Has Gone” with Susan Hayward and Bette Davis
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