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By Staff | Dec 18, 2014

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 4, 1878

136 years ago

Married: In Sunbury, at the Lutheran parsonage, on the 27th of December, 1877, by Rev. George Parson, William H. Gohrs and Miss Kate Buyer, both of Muncy, December 20, 1877, in Muncy, by Rev. E. C. Houck, G. M. Gager and Miss C. B. Hess, both of Port Penn.

The chicken thieves paid their respects to George Roberts last Monday night.

The house and lot on Man street, owned by the borough, was sold on Friday at public out-cry. Irvin Schoch was the purchaser at $301.

The stockholders of the Muncy Gas Co., at a meeting held on Tuesday, elected the following board of directors: James M. Bowman, W.H. H. Walton, H. V. Peterman, J.M. M. Gernerd and G. L. I. Painter.

Nathaniel Ford took possession of the Muncy Valley House on the 1st inst Mr. Ford had been connected with one of Sunbury’s leading hotels for some time.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 1, 1886

128 years ago

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company now has about fifty active members.

A paper is being circulated for the establishment of a second national bank in town, with a capital stock of $50,000.

The Muncy branch of the Knights of Labor is still growing in membership.

Waldron & Sprout have just begun manufacturing horizontal grinding mills, of an improved style, and by means of a large advertisement are calling the attention of the farmers to this mill.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 3, 1918

98 years ago

Headline: Lairdsville Woman Found Dying In Her Home-Mrs. Reed Fatally burned Tuesday afternoon-Mrs. Amanda Reed, aged 64 years, was fatally burned at her home, in Franklin Twp., near Lairdsville, sometime Tuesday afternoon. She had apparently extinguished a fire in the room and the flames catching on her clothes, overcame her before she was able to put them out.

Daniel Webster, Pennsdale, attended the annual meeting of the Patrons’ Inter-Phosphate association in Milton last Friday.

The average price for farm help by the year with board has increased to $311 this year as compared with $270 last year.

The average price paid for female farm help by the week during the past year has been four dollars a week as compared with $3.42 last year.

Married: Sergeant Charles Womer, of this place, to Miss Mae Lillian Wurster of Williamsport, last evening.

The work of harvesting ice has been going on in and around Muncy for a week or more. the ice is of good quality and runs from 8 to 16 inches in thickness.

George Nickell, eighty-four years old, was found frozen to death near Hartleton, Union county, friday night. The aged man had started to walk to the home of his daughter in a snowstorm and is believed to have become exhausted.

Died: C.N. Molyneaux died Thursday morning after a lingering illness , aged 63 years.


50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Dec. 10, 1964

10 cents

As John S. (Jack) Engle was appointed a county probation officer over the weekend, he retained the Muncy flavor that has marked the job in recent years. Jack replaced Larry Strausser, who was a special education teacher in the Muncy schools when he was appointed to the position several years ago.

The First Methodist church of Muncy will be the setting for the wedding of Miss Sherry Louise Bennett and James R. Musser on Dec. 12.

Deaths: Bessie Gottschall, 67, Muncy, Dec. 5; W. Earl Ives, 78, Muncy, Dec. 3; Maurice L. Egly, 40, Hughesville, died after a brief illness; H.R.B. Jones, formerly of Muncy, 71, Dec. 4.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Richart, Hughesville, a son, Dec. 6. Mother former Thelma Sult; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shuler, a daughter, Dec. 3. Mother former Judy Ann Houseknecht.

Ad: Bacon 1-lb pkg. 55 cents-A&P